Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tunnel bound

An old blue beast rumbles west toward Havana, eventually reaching the tunnel entrance and then passing under the Bay of Havana.





6 comments:

Cuba Journal said...

Happy New Year, Tracey!

Mr. Obama: Tear Down That Blockade!

Tracey Eaton said...

Gracias! Feliz Año Nuevo!

Laz Red said...

my father took me to cross it the night when it was opened. it was amazing like a symbol of a new era but ...in the wrong way. nobody knows how it's still there

Tracey Eaton said...

Yeah, that tunnel is something else, a real feat of engineering. I wrote about that in 2009:

http://alongthemalecon.blogspot.com/2009/01/el-tnel-one-of-seven-wonders-of-cuban.html

http://alongthemalecon.blogspot.com/2009/09/cuba-so-close-yet-so-far-away.html

Brrr said...

I'm trying to remember what pedestrian access is like for the tunnel. We were on a bus, so we didn't get a great look at it. Looking at the images, it looks like if you don't have a vehicle, you have to go all the way around the bay. Are bicycles allowed in the tunnel?

Tracey Eaton said...

I believe there are special busses that shuttle bicycle riders - and their bikes - through the tunnel. At least, that's how it used to work. I don't think pedestrians are allowed to walk through.