National Geographic : 1939 Jan
Photograph byErnest G.Holt LA GUAIRA, SEAPORT FOR CARACAS, SNUGGLES AT THE FOOT OF THE EASTERN ANDES Open to the sea is the harbor, where a merchantman rides at a mooring. Almost always a heavy ground swell rolls in,onwhich bob ships' boats bound forshore. Behind the town a concrete highway to Caracas winds up the slopes (pages 116 and 126). High on the mountainside stands theoldSpanish fort that once protected the town. Today it is merely a signal station for ships.