Thursday, 20 March 2014

Mississippi Willow

If you have been at the Costa del Sol, you will probably know the marina of Benalmádena, but maybe not the Mississippi Willow paddle steamer as she is moored a bit far away from the shops, bars and restaurants.

This old American boat (build in the twenties of last century) is worth seeing though (it has a lot of charming details), even if, sadly, she is now abandoned. I read that she was used for cruises around the bay in the afternoon and as floating bar at night until the end of the nineties.
Now, she is inviting to meditation about better times...

More pictures of the paddle steamer here.