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About trawlercat

Retired and now moving on from the cruising life jeeps, adventure bike, gardening, and travel. Always in search of the next great adventure!

How to reach the Camino Trail

From Los Angeles we flew to Madrid, Spain however, perhaps I’m just starting to get ahead of myself in this story. I am currently on what one might call the training phase. Why just yesterday in the span of a … Continue reading

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Valentines/Dna/Morning Walk/Lucy Dog

This morning (me) thinks my ears are getting flushed or is that Lucy’s? Why, possibly on account of not hearing, “not once, but, twice I tell you don’t take Lucy out – it’s pouring rain outside”.  And so I now … Continue reading

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Walking or Hiking is Good

Walking or hiking is good. But what’s even better is being able to just leave from the front door of your home. Driving to a walking or hiking spot anytime of the year should not be a hassle. If it … Continue reading

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Camino Training Hike

Today’s training hike to the Cleveland National forest gave me an opportunity to hike for three hours and to fully evaluate my current backpack. Since the Camino hike will not require me carrying food, cooking, tent, sleeping equipment or significant … Continue reading

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Cuba Cars, Holguin, Cuba

With the help of a local, I quickly gained an appreciation for the amount of efforts the Cuban people go through to ride public transportation.  The horse and buggy are probably the most dependable.  In the pictures below the horse … Continue reading

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The Cubano Cake & Eating It Too

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A Visit to Bahia del Sol Restaurant, Holguin, Cuba

  The place is historic, the      

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The Cubano Fruit Stand

  I wanted fresh fruit so, for around a $6 cab ride in a 50’s something American car, I was taken to a local fruit stand.  The driver couldn’t have been more laid back.  For around $10 I took back … Continue reading

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The Cubano Lechon

Subject:  The Cubano Lechon aka Pig The Cubano lechon is a unique and grand centerpiece of any Cuban celebration.  Perhaps lamb or goat comes in second but, I’ve yet to try one.  To get it just right (the cooking part) … Continue reading

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The Cubano Cake & Eating It Too

Subject:  The Cubano Cake & Eating It Too In the U.S. some sort of see Mexico as perhaps being something like twenty years behind the U.S.  A visit to Cuba in 2019 left me pondering those assumptions about the Mexico … Continue reading

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