Funsters at Cadiz Carnival

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  1. PenelopePitstop

    PenelopePitstop Funster Life Member

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    Last Sunday we had a coach trip to Cadiz Carnival - 16 of us on a mission to enjoy ourselves!:Smile:

    We set off at 11 am and hit Cadiz around 12. First stop was a bar for a coffee and an action plan.

    3 couples decided to explore the city alone while the remaining 10 decided to terrorise Cadiz en masse!:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Rex and I were joined by Jackie (JackieHunt) Annette and Gordon (gordieboy) Gerald and Lesley (Ladylea) and Gordon (Gaudi) and Bob and Ann ( not funsters but good friends!)

    Adrian and Jean (movin' on), Jan and Phil (Nannyjan) and Bobby and Helen ( not funsters) headed off in different directions! Probably a wise choice for them!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    We roamed the city all afternoon ( after Rex had bought a red wig and Bob and Gerald had bought punk wigs and Ann had bought a jester's hat and Lesley and I had bought feathered masks!):Rofl1:

    We saw masses of people in fancy dress and choirs both standing in the streets and on trailers pulled by tractors. We stopped every so often for a swig of sherry ( we all had small glasses on strings around our necks - Cadiz tradition of course!!:Wink::Wink:)

    In one square were gathered 4 trailers with their various choirs all singing at the same time :Eeek::Eeek: We even saw a Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig on a lead - yes a real live one!!!:Eeek:
    A lovely elderly Spanish couple ( our age!:RollEyes::RollEyes:) offered to take a group photo of us and we gave them some sherry - they then shared their sandwiches with us! :Smile:
    While we were on the sherry swigging phase of the afternoon a TV crew were filming proceedings and came over to talk to us - I explained in my best Spanish :Eeek: who we were and where we were from and they filmed us partaking of the grape!:thumb::thumb: Don't know which programme they were from so we'll be never see it - but hey ho!:Wink:

    We snacked along the way on Tortillitas de Camarones - lovely shrimp fritters and later on we succumbed to a chip stall!!:Wink:

    About 5pm we had a huge thunderstorm for about 20 minutes - we couldn't find anywhere to shelter so hurried through the streets to the Cathedral square - we were soaked to the skin!:Sad:

    We found Gordon (Gaudi) there - we had lost him a couple of hours earlier - he couldn't resist chatting people up and losing us! The streets are so narrow and crowded it is very difficult to keep together.

    We moved out of the old town to the city gates to wait for the procession to arrive - we waited and waited - for about 2 hours! We were joined there by Adrian and Jean and Helen and Bobby. Eventually it arrived and took about an hour to pass us! It was spectacular! Well worth the wait!

    We arrived back at the campsite at around 10.15pm a weary yet happy bedraggled bunch - still with wet clothes and some of us with seized up joints!!:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    A successful day out ( after missing the procession last year - that's another story!:Doh:)

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    Brilliant:thumb:
     
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    You really know how to make someone resent working don't you :Eeek:

    One day.....

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    I worry who flying the flag for the UK out there with you reprobates

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    is this nannyjan 2nd trip out there? if so she's clocking up the miles
     
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    Well it looked really great, apart from the downpour, that is.

    Maybe next year!!!

    Thanks for keeping us all upto date.

    Pat
     
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    Fabulous day out, brilliant pics thanks for sharing them. :BigGrin:

    We didn't take many pics, but like you, had a fab time even managed to miss the downpour as we were having a meal in a restaurant overlooking Constitution Square at the time! :thumb:

    Can't wait for next year already making plans to stay over in Cadiz to ensure we don't miss the fantastic firework display at 11pm. :BigGrin:
     
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    Ahhh we went home too early and missed out so much:cry:
     
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    There's always next year!:BigGrin:
     
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    Thanks Marie for sharing some lovely pics, you showed us how lovely Cadiz was when on our visit to Zahora ....we will definitely have to try and spend longer there hopefully next time


    Downpour ...about time you lot had a bit of our Welsh weather LOLOL...ALTHOUGH (yes shouting) we have had some glorious weather here in Wales since our return from Haggers skiing trip


    Hope you didnt have too much of a hangover from the sherry tipples :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    John n Kath x
     
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    We do love Cadiz! Been back several times since you two were here!:Smile:

    You'll be pleased to know we've had lots of rain today - poo!!! We've been having glorious weather recently though so I suppose it's time for some rain! It is winter after all!:Wink:

    Sherry tipples - hangover?? What's a hangover??? :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     

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