The shores of Cuba

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The shores of Cuba

Photo by Hannah Childress/Contributor

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Gaining access to information on water activities in Cuba proved harder than expected. Some local Cubans claimed that access to water for recreational or commercial purposes is strictly prohibited or limited. As one local street artist who goes by Martí said, “It is learning to see the lies… to hear the silent truths. They do not want us to know, so we must solve the equation ourselves. To be free, we must be free of the reality that is not reality.”

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  • A man sits on the Malecón in Havana, Cuba, reading a book as a storm rolls over the water.

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  • An elderly man gazes over the horizon while patiently waiting to catch his next fish.

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  • A man in Havana, Cuba shows off his catch of the day.

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  • A serene sunrise paints the Havana skies with strokes of vibrant orange.

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  • A father and son sit on the edge of the dock at Marina Hemingway enjoying an ice cream treat during the midday heat.

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  • Colorful morning glory vines stretch along the rocky shoreline of Santa Fe, Cuba.

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  • At high tide waves crash against the jagged Malecón making swimming conditions dangerous for visitors.

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  • A boat that appears to have been abandoned for many years rests at the bottom of Marina Hemingway in Santa Fe, Cuba.

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  • Yuniel Valderrama is an organizer of Havana Surf Cuba, a non-profit organization that receives and distributes surf supplies to local surfers.

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  • Early morning low tide waters in Santa Fe, Cuba look calm and peaceful in stark contrast to the rugged Malecón.

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  • Locals seek shelter from the sun under a palm tree while enjoying the view in Miramar, Cuba.

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  • A lone cargo ship emphasizes the vast emptiness of the waters of Havana, Cuba.

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