Guantanamo Bay: May 2016
Walked over to the hospital for breakfast. Small, limited selection, but comfortable and super cheap, as all the gallies are. Hard to say no to eggs-made-to-order and french toast sticks! Wonderful scenery too-- if you like tropical life, it's hard to argue.
Made it up to the old church (only saw the outside) and a few other areas we hadn't seen yet, and encountered one of many very large iguanas on the base strolling across the parking lot too. Friggin' cool. Had to go to the travel office twice to check-in for our Space A booking as well as to actually get our boarding passes; definitely recommend you show up a few minutes before the appointed opening times (11am and 5pm) to beat the line.
Lunch at the galley is definitely trending down to awful as time goes on... the fried chicken was quite decent but both the kim chi and the "Korean BBQ" beef had strange, too thick and too sweet sauces. And dinner a few hours later, to Uncle Sid's surprise, was exactly the same. DOH!
Wrapped things up with a relaxing evening at Ferry Landing, where the clouds made for dramatic photos and the breeze reminded you it can actually be quite nice here. Oh yeah, saw perhaps the last Blockbuster in existence at the NEX too (!). And just for good measure did one more run, this one down the main road. Much easier and more comfortable, and reminded me just how small things are when I got to the end of Uncle Sid's neighborhood and found I'd gone less than two miles!
And for the curious, as civilians, we saw virtually nothing of Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) that runs the detention camp. There's a few signs and whatnot, obviously it's an assigned unit to the base, the court facility they have the trials at is on the main base, but very little else is visible to indicate that one of the world's most famous prisons is here.