Yesterday was our last day in Vinales, which we spent at a little island not far from the mainland. Ian spent the day relaxing and I spent the day collecting shells...I'm feeling inspired for more jewellery making! Apart from a random thunderstorm it was a lovely day.
Today, what we thought was going to be a 6 hour bus journey to Trinidad turned out to be 9 hours! I can't remember who told us it was 6 hours but clearly they were very wrong. When we reached the coast, about half and hour from Trinidad, the road suddenly got very bumpy. Now this isn't exactly an uncommon occurrence in Cuba, but it wasn't potholes, it was thousands of large crabs all over the road. I am really not exaggerating by saying there were thousands...they absolutely covered the road for about a mile. We were told that they were toxic so couldn't be eaten, otherwise that would have been dinner sorted! It was quite a site, but extremely hard to catch on camera and a little sad since a huge amount of the them went to meet there maker thanks to the coach...we left a bit of a massacre in our wake!!
We were picked up at the bus station by a bike taxi...basically a tricycle with a two seat bench attached to it and a makeshift room. Two big bags, two small bags, an Ian and a Suzy barely fitted into the space (our legs were left hanging out the sides a bit and the poor guy cycling must have been exhausted. We insisted we could walk but he wouldn't stop. We bounced quite ferociously through the cobbled streets to our new homestay with Ana and Pablo. Their house is by far the nicest place we have stayed so far. Our room and bathroom are upstairs and complete with our own private terrace that overlooks the city...we aren't going to want to leave!