current inspired him to write and to love fishing, what
he almost assumed as a profession. He liked to catch
pelagic fishes and established with them a decisive and
philosophical fight, so far as he wrote "The Old Man and
the Sea", a short novel that gave him the Nobel Prize
for Literature in 1954.
He bought the boat
Pilar in 1934 and studied carefully the Gulf Stream
of Mexico, a place where you can practice very good
fishing. He anchored this boat in Havana Bay and in
Cojimar, a fishermen town located in the Eastern side of
the Cuban capital city, where the captain of his boat,
Gregorio Fuentes, lived more than 100 years since 1938.
The Gulf Stream is a peculiar sea way, that crosses the
Strait of Florida, getting 80 kilometers wide and from
600 to one thousand meters deep. Such was the Hemingway
interest on that place, that the central part of the
current was known as Hemingway's Mile, where the best
swordfishes are caught. Cuba is therefore an authentic
party for fishing, a Cuban party, a colorful party.
Best fishing centers in Cuba are Barlovento, nearby
Havana, the Giardines de la Reina and Cayo Guillermo.