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Courtyard at Casa de Colon  
   

Courtyard at Casa de Colon

Wanderings from Gran Canaria - 2

October 3rd 2013
We have wandered more widely during the past week. We caught a 'glass bottom ferry' from the harbour in Puerto de Mogan for a trip around three headlands to the tourist resort of Puerto Rico. It was a very pleasant trip the sea breeze cooling us down as we watched the changing landscape - from high sea cliffs with surf pounding at their bases to inlets and bays with the cliffs covered by m ... read more
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Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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