Presentation of the book "The fleet of spices".
Ateneo of Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
June 15, 2017. Sanlúcar de Barrameda.
8:00 p.m. Hotel Guadalquivir.
Presents: Manuel Reyes, president of the Ateneo.
|On September 6, 1522, a shabby, half-sunken ship arrived at the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda with 18 hungry specters on board. Few realized that this ship was the "Victoria," one of the five boats that had sailed from the same pier about three years earlier, and even less than the miserable ones who made up their crew had just made the first round of the world, In a practical way the roundness of the earth.
After landing in pathetic demonstrations of emotion, the sailors kissed the soil of the land that had seen them leave three years before and hugged each other joyfully; There were three years of suffering, hunger, scurvy, confrontations with all kinds of savages and 16 prisoners of the Portuguese, who had tried to avoid the good end of their journey.
A history of courage and obstinacy in which a group of men faced in all the seas of the world to the worst elements and calamities, to fulfill an epic that marks one of the milestones in the history of the humanity.