Cosas de España
Useful information for some folk, I guess. Good to see Vigo mentioned.
Yesterday, I took 3 English visitor to a Rapa das Bestas in the Galician hills, at Murgodans near Gondomar. This involves the rounding-up of wild horse and then the cutting of their manes and tails. As ever, quite spectacular – if a little rough on the horses, who are either wrestled to ground, if young, or lassoed with a clever snare over their heads, if adult-.-
Earlier in the day we’d watched a religious procession in town, apparently attended by Franco himself:-
Is there any other religion in the world which puts as much emphasis on suffering (and sin) as Catholicism does?
Finally . . .
Just in case anyone has advice on this . . .I have a plant growing in the wrong place – my lawn. So, it’s technically ‘a weed’, at least in my garden. It’s the lotus corniculatus, commonly called the bird’s-foot trefoil, eggs and bacon, or birdsfoot deervetch. Wiki says: It typically sprawls at the height of the surrounding grassland. In other words, it’s taking over my lawns, tendril by tendril, and is already far more widespread than I realised. Having got rid of all the daisies, I’m now engaged on uprooting all these little plants, even though the flowers are a pretty yellow. Not as easy task as it sounds. So, I might resort to Resolva weedkiller.
For new readers: If you’ve landed here looking for info on Galicia or Pontevedra, try here. If you’re passing through Pontevedra on the Camino, you’ll find a guide to the city there.