"And the U.S.S.
George Washington Carver (SSBN 656)"
First Liberty Before
Our bags are now
in place on the sub tender and we are now ready to go through town before
getting down to business on board the Carver. The off going crew
will be bringing the boat in soon so we must make the most out of what
little time we have on the beach.
During the 70's Rota
was a Navy town but it still had the taste off old Europe in much of it's
structures and ways of life. So let's go below and for the next couple
of pages and check things out before going on board the Carver.
Rota Navy Base
This corner was
near the area of the main gate as I recall. Rota was not that large a town
so we could either from here walk through town, or catch a cab. Most generally
we did not understand the Spanish language and the Spanish folks did not
understand ours. One thing we both did understand was how much it would
cost to get to our destination.
Street in Rota
As we move down
one of the main streets in Rota we can see the older structures as and
streets. Unlike many places in America the mopeds and small motor bikes
were common place all throughout the streets. Come on to the next page
and we will continue this short tour before heading on to the Carver.