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Friday, November 12, 2010

La Palma, Santa Cruz de 12 November 2010

Dutch Link moored for surge in Santa Cruz de La Palma Marina, with warps tied onto the opposite pontoon to keep fenders off pontoon.

Had a stroll around the picturesque town of Santa Cruz. In the 16th century it was the third most important port in the entire Spanish empire after Seville and Antwerp. Its wealth attracted many pirate attacks including by "Pegleg", Jean-Paul de Billancourt in 1553.

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