Sailing to Cuba

I had a very last minute opportunity to hop aboard my neighbor’s sailboat to Marina Hemingway from Key West. This particular trip is not for the fainthearted: we left at sunset and sailed overnight into some extremely windy conditions with 12-foot waves in the Gulf...

Sharknado: The Cuban Refugee Boat

With a location 90 miles from Cuba, Key West is no stranger to “Cuban landings,” where ramshackle boats carrying Cuban refugees arrive on the shorelines of the island (and surrounding Florida Keys). The “wet-foot, dry-foot policy” initiated in...