Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Time at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

While I was in the Navy, I was stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I worked in the prison there, escorting detainees to their appointments and interrogations.

While I was stationed there, there was not much to do with your free time , so I would spend my time at Glass Beach looking for lovely little sea glass gems. The beaches there are made of coarse sand and small rocks, and sea glass.
On this beach, there are also lots of natural sea sponges in all shapes and sizes too. I thought about collecting some all though they smelled terrible. So I left them.

Another regular beach goer we would run into are Rock Iguanas. These things are huge and some of them are VERY aggressive. I think that they were aggressive due to being fed by humans.

I had some good times at Guantanamo and I am glad that I got to be part of history but, I was ready to leave that place..that is for sure. Too hot, humid, and not much to do.


Chauncey said...

Thanks for your service to our country!

Cathe Holden said...

Yes, thank you for your service.
Nice post. Good sea glass is so hard to come by.

Far North Creations said...

You are welcome Cathe and Chauncey. I was proud to serve.
...and yes, good sea glass is hard to come by...though in Cuba it was EASY to find. I would love to go back JUST to look for glass.

Karen said...

Thanks for your service - my hubby was there too with the Seabees to build X-Ray and Radio Range. Were you there in 2001/2002

Far North Creations said...

Karen, you are very welcome. I was there in 2005.