El Rocio, the sandy town
Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
130Trip End Oct 01, 2012
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El Rocio is a strange outpost of the Wild West with wide, sandy streets lined with houses complete with broad verandas and wooden ,sometimes metal rails for tying up horses.
El Ricio stages a pilgramage yearly which is held on the 15th day after Easter Sunday, attracting nearly a million people from across Andalucia and beyond. The rest of the year it is a veritable ghost town, its streets almost eerily deserted except for tourists like us. The town has a cult status which is the most important and colourful status in the area
It is a eerie feeling walking along these roads as well. The few inhabitants are very friendly and helped us find the supermarket. Everybody walks and when you walk along the main road you are required to wear a safety vest. It is very hard to describe the feeling you get when you walk through the town but it was a pleasure to visit. Hard to imagine those streets so packed with people so that you cannot move, would love to see it then.
The park is also very sandy but very nice indeed. Nice facilities and Rick has just informed me that the showers are hot. That makes it all perfect.
A nice day today, unusual but very rewarding.