The true story behind the bust of Ernest Hemingway that sits by the harbor of Cojimar , Cuba
The story is that after Hemingway died, his fisherman friends decided they’d like to have this bust of the author made as a tribute. But times were tough and money was short. So they went around Cojímar and collected anchors, hooks, tools, propellers—anything that could be melted town and used for the bust. And here it is, with a lovely verdigris patina, facing the harbor.
Cojimar is a tiny town but boasts an incredibly popular restaurant where we will take our lunch: Ajiaco Paladar.