Posted 4 years ago
Here we go! 1972 I left Barcelona on the Ernesto Anastacia, small freighter, built (1955 sunk by rock of gibralter 24 Apr. 1984.) but takes about 26 passengers to Canary Islands. Cost was $26.00 Wood bunks with cotton curtain, thin mattress and all people in same room. Food good! Took 4-5 days, Stopped at Torredembarra to load, most of day there, went town for lunch. Then to Valencia, all day there loaded Val. oranges and?
Then to first Canary Is. La Palma. Bananas! see photo. The Islands as they get closer to Africa become more like Sahara Desert. Now too touristy, Germans, Eng. etc. Condos, I am happy I traveled when young! THE PHOTO OF VAGABOND JOHN WITH CANE WITH DOLLS HEAD ON TOP! He was a trip! He spoke like well educated English Gentleman or playwright actor type, maybe an author or maybe full of? He said he was in his 80's, (look at right arm! he is a tough old goat!) He said he just disappeared when he was a younger man, he said he was famous, been many places, people looked for him but gave up after few years! This is why I like to travel! He had some great stories! Maybe he will see this! haha he would only be 114+ maybe, but he is tough! thanks for looking! Don