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More  shots for you to enjoy from the  Romeria.

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I am still away in Canada, so I am going to continue posting pictures from the Romeria until I can get back there, or until some of you nice people submit some of your photos or stories about Salobrena. We had the Romeria last Sunday, and boy did we have fun. The weather was great, and thousands turned out for the festivities.

It's not that bad son.

It's not that bad son.

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From time to time, visitors to Salobrena, and readers of this blog submit their favourite photos for all to see.  Todays sumbmission is a second time round for Peter and Ruth Wilkins.  These photos were taken during the Romeria 2008 and it’s preamble. Enjoy!

Let me say thanks again to Peter and Ruth Wilkins for these photos, and encourage anyone else that have photos to share to send them on in.

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More pictures for you to enjoy.

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Sorry for the delay in more pictures, but I am actually in Canada on a last minute trip at the moment.  I have brought all of the pics with me, so I will continue to add some over the next few days.  I have also received some photos from others that were at the fair, and I will be posting those up as well. Cheers and here they are.

Hot Fresh Home Made Potato Chips, no need for Health and Safety to get involved, it’s just a great big vat of scalding oil in the midst of a busy crowd.  Gloves? We don’t need no stinking gloves!

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What a day!  Another great Romeria has come and gone, and I have the pictures to prove it!  We could not have asked for a better day.. It was hot and sunny and boy did we have fun.  This years fiesta was way bigger than last year, more horses, more decorated caravans, more traditional costumes, more polka dots,  actually more everything.  A brilliant day!

The festivities kicked off at about 10 at the city hall and then everyone, wagons, horses, oxen, our Virgin Rosaria, who the festival is actually for by the way, all made their way down to the beach for the blessing of our Patron Saint and then the festivities got under way. If you have never been to one of these, you have no idea what you are missing. The whole town plus thousands of others spent an incident free day on the beach drinking, eating, riding, dancing, singing, shopping  on the beach.

Enjoy the photos! I will be putting some up every day for the next couple of days.

He's right behind me isn't he.

He is right behind me isn't he

More tomorrow.

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Okay, it’s official.

The Romeria is to be held on Sunday the 5th, and if you have never been, it’s a must do.  It all starts in the morning about 10:30 with the escorting of the virgin by oxen to the beach.  She will be followed by horsemen, decorated wagons filled with women and children in traditional dress, people on foot, you name it.  There will be fun and games for the kids, giant paellas, lots of fresh made potato chips, jamons to be won, and lots and lots of food, food, food.  So grab your beach chairs, picnic baskets and get in on the fun.  If you get down there early enough you can park somewhere near the beach.  Better still, walk along with the crowd, tomar una cerveza y tapa and just enjoy the day.   It’s my absolute favourite holiday of the year, and a day I never miss.  So far, we have SUNSHINE as the forecast!!!

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