Sunday, 12 August 2012
Day 3 (Sun 12th): to Cienfuegos
Another hot day and fortunately we completed the biking in the morning along a beautiful coast road with deep blue sea on one side and forest on the inland side. Went down to the sea to dip our toes in but the coral was too sharp. Visited the Bay of Pigs Invasion Museum which was full of pictures of very young revolutionaries fighting off the USA-backed invasion. Ended the day in Cienfuegos which was founded by French settlers (1820) and so had a neoclassical square and town hall. Ended the day at a local carnival with packed crowds dancing on the seafront and drinking home brew dispensed from barrels. I watched the closing ceremony in London, Cuban-style, drinking moijtos.