Isla de la Juventud

Feb 21, 2018 - Harmony V


Today was our much-anticipated visit to Isla de la Juventud. We explored the Presidio Modelo prison in which Fidel Castro was imprisoned, and afterwards visited a maternity clinic, and The Escuela de Arte, a school of arts for children, in the heart of the main town of Nueva Girona. We had a delicious lunch of Fidel’s favorite fish, hogfish, and explored the main promenade of town before heading back to the ship to sail on to Cayo Larga.

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Brenda Tharp

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

For over 20 years, Brenda has used her photographs of the world to celebrate its beauty, and inspire others to protect what we have. Brenda grew up exploring the woods, lakes, and coastlines of New Jersey and New England and her family traveled regularly throughout the eastern U.S., camping, hiking, backpacking, and canoeing. She spent most of her childhood engaging with nature in some form or another and learning about animal behavior. When her father taught her some photography at 13, Brenda soon combined her love for nature with her newfound passion, and several years later her adventure began as a freelance photographer, teacher, and writer.

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