O Captain! My Captain!



These are the first lines of the poem 'O Captain! My captain!  written by Walt Whitman: 


O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring.


In fact, this poem is an elegy written to honour Abraham Lincoln. We are all familiar with it thanks to the movie Dead Poets' Society, but few people know anything more than the title that is why I have included the first verse here. We have been sailing today in Nico's boat and obviously Nico is the captain, Our Captain! Hence the reference to this poem.


He is really excited with his new boat and says he would like all of us to enjoy his boat with him.

It is a small boat, it can go with the engine or with sails, and it even has a cabin. Now it is called 'The Flea', but he wants to call it 'Eolo' a much  more appropriate name if he intends to sail with the help of the God of the Wind.

It is moored in Pantano de Cubillas in the Nautical Club of the University of Granada. - (I am sure you all remember all those summer days we used to spend there swimming and having picnics when we were very, very young!)


His plans are to transport the boat with his van and go upstream on the Guadalquivir, Guadiana and  Duero  rivers  in several stages.

He also wants to go sailing on the coast, from Almuñecar to La Herradura, to see the cliffs of Cerro Gordo and to swim in the small hidden little beaches that can only be reached by water.


He is inviting everybody to go with him on some of these future trips.

Would you like to be a member of his crew? 


We have been in the boat this morning and it has been a fantastic trip. Here are some pics to show you our Adventure in the Pantano!