El Rocio

 

Wednesday 22nd March

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Walking into El Rocio is like walking on to a western movie set, but these are real homes for the local people, who it seems make a living from training horses.

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This stunning cathedral with its elaborate decorations seems totally out of place in this unusual town.

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We visited on a Wednesday, and it was very quiet, but we were told that at the weekend this place really comes alive, and it would be difficult to find either a hitching post or a car parking space !

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It is very unusual to see the few cars that are there, driving so slowly, its  like they are driving in snow, and again it is very quiet .

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If you ventured into the back streets, it had the feeling you were wondering around a ghost town, with just the occasional dog scratching around for food.

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Then all of a sudden the local bus would come in to town, not so sure on the laws regarding mobile phones and driving!!!

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Another reason for visiting this place is the Parque Nacional de Doñana, and there are plenty of hides from which to view the birds and other wildlife.

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One Response to El Rocio

  1. poddys says:

    Wow does look pretty Wild West doesn’t it! Some of the townships in the Midwest, also in Australia and New Zealand have that sort of feel as well, but I haven’t seen any quite that good. The photo of the guy on the horse going along the road looked odd with the parked cars there.

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