The word «socaire» is used in the navy. The Royal Spanish Academy defines it as «a coat or defense that offers something on the opposite side to that which the wind blows».
A port city is richness. It is known how important the port of Cadiz was for its trade with the Indies in the 18th century before the intrusion of the great European powers.
Today the port continues to fight against the adversities that have arisen over the years: competition between ports, economic crises, loss of traffic, the race for modernisation… Always attentive and defensive in the face of strong winds and tides so that the exchange of goods by sea does not cease: to socaire.
The following photographs are part of my work diary in this port.