Playa Larga  by leananiemand

Playa Larga

I stopped at Playa Larga for a dive. Interestingly enough, the Bay of Pigs (also known as “the Bay of Pigs fiasco”) has an interesting history. It is here that mighty America tried to invade tiny Cuba in 1961. I understand that 1400 strong CIA-trained men, financed by a US$13 million military budget landed in Playa Giron intending to wipe out the Cuban Air Force. Castro had been forewarned and had moved his Air Force the previous week already. To make matters worse, the Cubans sunk the two US supply ships leaving 1400 men stranded on the beach. The US government never come to rescue the poor stranded soldiers, 114 were killed and the remainder captured and later traded for US53$ million worth of food and medicine. A real David and Goliath tale if you ask me!!!


Or poor leadership on our part. Kennedy lost a lot of credibility because of that fiasco,
November 28th, 2014  
@homeschoolmom Its politics!! There is (most likely) not a country in the world that has not done despicable things in their time. In a way it is sad that as a citizen of a county we have really very little say in what the government does. Even today!!
November 28th, 2014  
@leananiemand Well, here we could always vote that person out of office. However, most people just don't care unless it effects them directly. Sad.
November 28th, 2014  
Nice selfie! Are you so fit looking!
November 28th, 2014  
fav..... wonderful shot and history lesson!
November 28th, 2014  
You, your ride and the background all perfect and beautiful. Fav
November 28th, 2014  
Great catch
November 28th, 2014  
A perfect selfie Leana. Such a wonderful image.
November 28th, 2014  
....and, there you are, the perfect spot for a wonderful selfie.....and, I might add you are looking wonderfully fit!!
November 28th, 2014  
Lovely to see you and a very interesting story.
November 28th, 2014  
great shot!
November 28th, 2014  
Wonderful selfie. You look great and very fit, all that cycling and outdoor life. Thanks for the fav
November 28th, 2014  
Love this shot, showing off you, your destination and your bike so wonderfully. I cycled in Laos recently, and thought of you and your cycling ... you are one brave girl! In Laos, we met a South African couple who were away cycling for a year, and a German guy who was away for a 2-year round the world trip on his own. He said his wife of 25 years was none too pleased, but he couldn't understand why as he has plans to meet her in both New Zealand and Peru!!!!
November 28th, 2014  
A typically type of poster that I would instantly know would be from Cuba! I remeber the Bay of Pigs but always considered JFK had done well in stoping. Russian based invasion. How time puts a different slant on things!
November 28th, 2014  
Great background and wonderful, fit, beautiful selfie!
November 28th, 2014  
Great selfie next to Che. Not a proud moment in US history altho every country has made questionable decisions.
November 30th, 2014  
Very good shot and interesting experience you having!!
November 30th, 2014  
Amazing, you look fabulous! terrific composition for this selfie!
November 30th, 2014  
I remember the Bay of Pigs incident. I was in the Sixth Form and we thought we were on the verge of World War 3. Great shot!
November 30th, 2014  
Hello,Gorgeous !!:)
December 1st, 2014  
You sure know how to summarize history succinctly in a story! Nice to see you looking good!
December 27th, 2014  
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