14.03.2014 - 14.03.2014 29 °C
Friday, our first full day in Varadero. We seem to be awake early and decide we'll take a stroll after we've showered and check the beach out before breakfast. Jo gets the bathroom first as usual and I get to doze for another half hour, Suddenly there are screams and shouting from the bathroom. I try and turn over and go back to sleep but decide I better find out what's wrong. There's no hot water! She has a cold shower, I have a stand up wash (whimp, Jo says). On the way for our stroll we report the issue to reception. "Si Senor y Senora, we don't switch the hot water on until 9:00am." Well we are in Cuba! The beach is a fantastic wide expanse of white sand that stretches as far as the eye can see in both directions. Breakfast has just as much choice as dinner the night before. I keep well away from the toast machine thingy as we don't want a repeat of the 'toast on fire' incident we experienced in Crete last year. After breakfast we head for the pool area, choose our sunbeds and settle down for some serious relaxation. After lunch we head for the beach and do some more relaxing and refreshments at the beach bar. There's been a hog roasting all afternoon and it is served by the pool accompanied by a freshly picked coconut with a straw in the top (NB Mr & Mrs Baldwin - fresh coconut drink straight from the tree is perfect with hog roast).