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Another great photo to make me home sick.. Heloise from Costa Tropical Rentals Spain is keeping me afloat with lots of great photos, which I have been posting regularly.. A big Thank You to Heloise for this!  For anyone that has spent anytime in Spain, this will be a very familiar and welcome sight.

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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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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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For those of you planning a trip to this area in the very near future, I want to suggest that you keep in mind the date of October 6.  This is the day of our annual Rosaria Romeria.  This really is a great day here in Salobreña. There is live music, flamenco dancing, giant paellas, horse dressage displays, hundreds of people dressed in traditional costume, fireworks, you name it.  Traditionally the statue of the Virgin Rosaria is escorted by men on horse back and pulled by 2 beautiful oxen down to the beach where a blessing and prayer are read, then she is pulled the entire length of the beach down to where the dressage competition is held and where you will also find make shift street bars, and the giant paella.  The disco at the end of the beach is also opened up for the day.  You want loud music and hot and sweaty, this is the place to be.  If this sounds like a good day to you, then by all means come and join us for the fun.. Remember, it’s October the 6th.

Here are a couple of pics from last year.  All of these pics have  been previously displayed on this blog.

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