Birds in Flight 2016-programCuba is holding a Photographic Holiday in the Zapata Province, where Castro and Che Guavera landed in the Bay of Pigs.

I have been there several times and I love it. It’s an area well worth visiting.

The Alligators are fascinating in the National Park, and the hotels there are in beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

It’s a nature lover’s delight.

There is also snorkling, fishing, and lots of historical sites to see.

The food is all good and fresh, and you’ll have lots of Cuban music to entertain you!



Feb 22nd.


Depart from Copacabana Hotel, Havana to Playa Giron Hotel in Zapata Swamp.

11.30am Arrive & Check-in at Playa Giron Hotel.

12.00-13.30. Lunch at Hotel.

18.00. Opening Ceremony. Lecture about Zapata Swamp National Park, Biosphere Reserve.

Jury’s Presentation and Briefing about Photo contest.

19.30. Dinner at hotel.


Feb 23rd, 24th & 25th


Departure to the trails. (one in the morning & one in the afternoon.)

Lunch at a local restaurant, the local Diving Centre, Punta Perdiz.

18.00 Return to the Hotel.

The local trails are; Salinas de Brito, Los Arroyones, Soplillar, Community Los Hondones, Enigma de la Roca, Las Bermejas, and Santo Tornas.


Feb 26th

Morning free for selecting and delivering the photos to the Jury.

13.00 Deadline for photo entries in each category.

20.30 Closing and Award Ceremonies..

Launch of Birds in Flight 2017.


Feb 27th.

08.00. Breakfast at Hotel.

09.30 Checkout and Transfer to Havana.


For details of this marvellous trip, contact;

About Lyn

LYN FUNNELL CV (well, sort of!) Lyn had very successful careers as an Air Hostess, Sales Rep, (she was one of only a couple of women. She beat all the men regularly, becoming the Top Rep in the UK, and 2nd in the world.) And then Catering took over. She did everything from the washing-up, to Silver Service Waitress, and Chef. A few times, she had to cook the meal, dash round the other side and Silver Serve it! In between all this, she wrote as often as she could, building up a reputation as a published short story writer, (Horror and a twist in the tale,) and a Poet. She has appeared as a Performing Poet, and a Demo Chef. Then she discovered the world of the Food & Travel Writer. And that’s what she has continued doing to this day. Her main hobbies are Cookery and entering Competitions. She has won many prizes, including holidays and a moped. She enjoys entering Competitions, submitting her original recipes. She was first in many Competitions, including the Good Housekeeping Millenium Menu, Fruits of France, Bernard Matthews Turkey Recipe, and appeared on BBC’s The One Show Spag Bol contest. She was one of three Finalists, coming 2nd, which makes her Britain’s Spag Bol Queen! Now she runs B-C-ing-U! and loves it! After several years of being messed around by Editors, and having loads of contacts, Lyn formed her own online Magazine, vowing to treat her writers fairly, and to do everything possible to further their careers, publicise their books, etc. She now has a band of excellent regular writers, and the Magazine’s going from strength to strength! Lyn’s online published books; Adverse Camber A collection of my published poems. The First Book of Short Stories The Second Book of Short Stories The Third Book of Short Stories. Many of these stories have been previously published. St Anthony of Padua. The Patron St of the Old. A story of one woman’s terrible ordeal in a Home, and her family’s rescue of her. The Girl Who Watched. A Cuban girl is attacked by an English journalist & what follows! Willy the Whizz & the Wormhole. Suitable for Young Adults, aged 15-95! Get Out Of Debt And Stay Out – Forever! Unsympathetic, hard-hitting, realistic solutions to your problems. All these books are published by Andrews UK Ltd No, I didn’t pay them to Vanity Publish! They’re all available from Amazon, and many other online publishers. LYN FUNNELL.