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... up with the astronomy of solstices and equinoxes. Carvinga on the rocks includw, circles, crescent moons, rectangles and the shepherd's crook. The final site is a dolman in which human remains and artifacts have been found. Most interesting.....dinner tonight at Taberna Tipica Quarta Feria with another young French Canadian couple. ...
... is new and the people who run it are very friendly and helpful. They recommended a good restaurant last night and again for tonight.
When we returned from a nice Italian meal, Miguel and Maria, the owners of the hostel opened up a bottle of champagne which was a lovely gesture. We drank a toast to them with Gita and Walter, two German pilgrims we met a couple of days ago. The end of a good day.
... on the waterways as the sun came up. We passed fields of tomatoes, cabbages, sugarcane and peppers in addition to many vineyards. Then as the day became hotter, it was a question of putting one foot on front of the other. As a final twist, the final two miles into Santarem was a steep uphill climb. It's an old Roman town where Julius Caesar had his administrative centre for this ...
... horses. The bright colors, sequins, and brocade worn by the men in the ring were dazzling.
And then came the first bull. The breath-taking speed and agility exhibited by the bulls and the horses kept me on the edge of my seat as I tried to smother the gasps and near screams that would involuntarily erupt as the magnificent beasts closed in on each other. The horsemen were supposed to get the bull to charge and then, when close enough, pierce it on ...
... a bull runs through local streets!
Here’s how it works. A
rocket is set off alerting everyone that the bull is being released from his
crate. He emerges with a rope tied around his neck, and immediately sets off
after the first moving target. Behind him two groups of men hold on to the rope
keeping him from going past the white lines drawn at the ends of the streets.
These mark the safety zones for which people flee as soon as the bull comes in
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