|The 'beer ship' rounding the point in La Playa, Valle Gran Rey, La Gomera showing some of her green sails|
The three-masted 200ft sail training ship Alexander von Humboldt II, sometimes nicknamed 'the beer ship', came into Vueltas, the harbour of Valle Gran Rey, yesterday. She is sponsored by the brewers of Beck's beer and has featured in advertising for the brand, hence the nickname. She has green sails and a green hull to match the colour of Beck's beer bottles, too, and is a regular visitor here, bringing about 80 passengers and crew.
|Alex 2, as she's also known, in Vueltas harbour|