Here are many previous posts in this series.  If you have photos of a port I’ve not yet featured, please send them along.

Today’s port might be one you’ve not heard of.  To tell the truth, neither had I until I had the opportunity to sail into it.  Faro Luna marks the east end of the entrance to the port.  The first classic car I saw–a bright aqua 1953 Ford–sped along a road behind the lighthouse.

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After a winding entrance of several miles, the large bay opens up, showing in the east the foothills of the Escambray Mountains.

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Bustein is a small aggregate carrier that shuttles between southern Cuba and the Caymans.

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5 de Septiembre was the first tugboat I saw, not long after anchoring.

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Here is XII Festival pushing oil barge PT 400 Z.

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A light tanker Kalikratis waited at anchor.

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Several small craft skittered across the bay, this one for passengers and

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these probably headed outside to fish.

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Nearer the port was a scrapyard

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and some older tugs (l to r) Titan and II Frente Oriental.  If I read this right, Titan was built east of Moscow on a tributary of the Volga River.  II Frente Oriental is also Russian built.

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Perla del Sur is Cuban built from 2007,

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whereas Tormenta 1, 2004, comes from Romania.

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Here both Perla del Sur and Tormenta 1 head out at dusk for an assist.

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And with this post, chugster has returned to the tugster label, and in the next post, intends to return to the sixth boro.

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