UNF departments of Construction Management and of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures have come together to form a partnership. Students will travel to Malaga, Spain and work side by side with the master ship carpenters of Astilleros Nereo to construct a replica of a late- 18th century vessel El Galveztown. These students will not only be helping to build a replica, but will learn about a variety of traditional ship building methods that are increasingly rare in a modern world.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
June 27, 2013
Today started like any other normal day. We got ready and
ate well in the morning then took our scenic route to the Astilleros. We continued
working on more olive wood tree nails for the Phoenician replica. Then we
switched to the kayak build and managed to cut out the first planks for either
side of the keel. In English we call the first run of planking ‘‘the garboard
strake” and in Spanish they call it “aparaura”. Then, like a wonderful surprise,
Febles and his wife Pat showed up at the boat yard! We were very excited for
their arrival since Malek had recently left us, and we took them on a mini-tour
of what we have been working on and even showed them the hostel. They are also
very excited to be in Malaga because it is their first time being here as well.
Then for lunch we came back home and made sandwiches and made plans to cook
dinner for Paqui and Carlos, just to show our appreciation. Also we bought
tickets online to go and see the Alhambra on Saturday before it was too late.
So, we went to the local Supersol and gathered all the ingredients necessary
and, it was success! We cut up some chicken adobo and made “shishkababs” on the
grill with salad and bread. Ok, Paqui did help us on the salad but only because
she is a pro at making berry jelly vinaigrette. After cleaning up the dishes we
called it a night and soon hit the hay as they say.