Jose Torralba, known as the last ‘Almadiero’ fixes the base for the rudder of an ‘almadia’ (trunk’s made raft) near Murillo de Gallego May 1, 2004. Torralba is the last of a cast of brave men who used to navigate with those purely natural made-off rafts to the sawmills in coastal towns until the early 50’s when roads and trains drifted apart this way of transportation. Nowadays the rivers, that once were the highways for the ‘almadias’, are used as touristic attraction for people looking for extreme experiences on inflatable rafts. REUTERS/ Pablo Sanchez