romería sin romero

polop de la marina 16 agosto 2014 - 27º - storm threatening

Never done this in a happy state of mind. But made a bad start. Couldn't find any romero. I wanted my own romero. Anyway, sin romero, we set off at a fast pace following no fewer than 6 bands with people interspersed looking decidedly hot; mainly girls in heavy dresses. The pace slowed as we hit the slopes via Plaza Purisima. You have to go back to where you started. And carry romero on a stick. It says it in the rules. So with superstition not on our side, we finally made the 3 hour round trip, spared a thought for the musicians blowing and tapping in the humidity and got back to where we started.