Water

At any hour there's at least one couple hugging and contemplating the open sea on the Malecon Boulevard in Havana. Across the sea there's the US of A.

Fun, fishing, tourism and freedom. Few of the meanings the water surrounding the island has for Cubans, the latter being the most dangerous one.

The infamous US "dry foot, wet foot" policy is not helping either. Any Cuban refugee retrieved at sea will be returned to Cuba, while anyone who managed to set foot on US soil will be allowed to stay.

Fishermen at sunset in the Gulf of Mexico
Malecon Boulevard at sunset
Fisherman at sunset in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Morro Castle lighthouse.
Fishermen at sunset in the Gulf of Mexico
Fishermen at sunset in the Gulf of Mexico.
Sunrise on the Malecon Boulevard.
Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.
Sunday afternoon in Havana on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
Water barrels on rooftops in Old Havana. Many parts of Cuba get their potable water delivered by water-tank trucks.
Water barrels on rooftops in Old Havana. Many parts of Cuba get their potable water delivered by water-tank trucks.
Kids after a storm, watersliding on pavement in Old Havana.
Kids after a storm, watersliding on pavement in Old Havana.