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Vinales, as seen from the back of Pedro

I hooked up with Pedro, my favourite mule. We decided to head out into some fabulous, lush countryside…

Traditional tobacco drying barn…

There’s a few wet spots here and there… that red mud grows fabulous tobacco, but it’s really hard to wash out of your clothes… days later you can always spot someone who has been to Vinales…

Pedro: Oh crap… this is a really steep hill and this bloody yuma is heavy! By the way, doesn’t that particular camera lens make me look like a giraffe?..

Pedro: Thank goodness we’re out on the flats again because that last hill almost gave me a heart attack…

Cuban traffic jam and an accident!

Not looking good… the wheel is broken on the cart too…

El Hefe in the hat: Get off poor Pedro, he needs a rest. And a big guy like you can help us get this cart out of the ditch.

Me: No problems, sir…

After getting the cart unstuck and bringing in and installing a new wheel we go to his house for a fried egg sandwich and a few shots of rum…

Sun is going down… I think it’s getting close to Happy Hour…

Pedro: Yes, I can gallop when I’m almost back to the barn!

That’s it. Vinales, what a great little part of Cuba…

LOL Terry … hilarious
Thanks for promoting lovely Vinales in such a cute way
:slight_smile:

Wow that was great! vicarious living through your eyes, awesome! We have always wanted to do Vinales…
Karen

What a hoot! More, please :-*

martin…you and Pedro made my day… ;D
What a great ‘bird’s eye’ view…oops!..‘mule’s eye view’…looks like a beautiful area of Cuba

More great pics and a story to go with them!
Thanks Terry, love yer threads!

Nice pics. Can I ask what type of camera you used to get those shots?

Thanks for posting this, Terry. This only strengthens my curiosity about Vinales, even sans bats. If I wear my PEI Mud Shirt, will I be invisible? :smiley:

bixbite: It’s just a simple Panasonic TZ3 Point & Shoot. It’s an old model, but it’s okay for simple vacation shots like these. Here’s a few night exposures in Havana:

http://debbiesreviews.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=Cuba&thread=10163&page=1

And some shots of Havana and Trinidad:

http://debbiesreviews.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=Cuba&thread=10263&page=1

http://debbiesreviews.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=display&board=Cuba&thread=10161&page=1