Guantanamo Bay: May 2016
Went for a run in the morning... lots of trails on the base, but holy crap they get hilly. Even if they're short, the hills, heat, and humidity make it brutal. Up the Tarantula Trail to the Ridge Trail, a ways more and then back friggin' kicked my butt, and I'm used to running hills (!).
Uncle Sid is a licensed in-shore captain, so he rented a boat and took us around the bay. It's a relatively quick sail, and the rental boats, even if showing their age, are still a great way to spend a morning. Hicacal Beach is a protected zone for manatees (although we didn't see any), and a quick swim from offshore to Cuzco Hill Reservation (aka Fort McCalla) to see the long-abandoned pre-WW1 gun batteries; sadly the fort now is mostly just a tagged up concrete bunker.
The best lunch on the island at the unlicensed restaurant run by the Jamacian Club followed-- some superb oxtail, curry chicken, jerk chicken, and jerk pork. Friggin' good stuff, and done by Jamacian employees in their spare time, so it's definitely legit. They've got a hell of a stereo too.
Made it out to Cable Beach and Pebble Beach next. Being on the ocean side they're both rocky and exposed, but they're still a beach! A little further to the old lighthouse and museum; both small but well-maintained, and one of the few places on the island where the history of everything is really on display for you to experience. Even a leisurely visit to the museum is probably only 30 or 40 minutes-- everything is definitely smaller here, despite the base being 45 square miles in size!
Ate in with Uncle Sid and family before going to downtown Lyceum for a movie. They have first-run movies in the surprisingly comfortable outdoor theater, and popcorn is dirt cheap compared to a real theater. Watching Captain America: Civil War in a real theater was an unexpectedly pleasant way to spend a Sunday night.