The Captain’s Quarters
He’s been my colorful Latino neighbor for fifteen years. He and his son-in-law Fredy are cherished friends as well as my Spanish tutors as I do my best to speak in Spanish with them. Before leaving my apartment to go on my Winded Voyage, German gave me a tour of his Captain’s Quarters and his nautical collection.
In his Captain’s Quarters, he’s got dozens of ship models, flags, helms, and alls sorts of nautical items. It’s his treasure which he keeps in two small rooms. He says that in his heart he’s always been a sailor because he lived by the sea in San Antonio Chile for thirty years. The city is his birthplace and sits on the the coast looking out to the Pacific Ocean. He then went on to work in shipping in Venezuela. He’s full of fun stories of anecdotes about merchant mariners and their lives at shore.