Under the Sky of Cubagua

Salt, sand, wind, sun, dryness, solitude, peace, dried scallops, ruins, and a handful of fishermen are indolent witnesses who remember the first attempt of European society in this part of the American continent. The smallest of the three islands, which form part of Nueva Esparta State, in Eastern Venezuela, shows itself to the world wearing the tatters that, in just a quarter of a century of rapacious exploitation of pearls, have been left as an inheritance. Only the sudden arrival of some tourist, mainly foreign and lover of vertigo and speed, breaks into their quiet and desolate coasts to decorate them with their colorful kites, being dragged by the strength and warmth of its breeze.


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