Sunday, 5 November 2017

Polo for beginners.

Polo is a very popular sport here and our friend Lucy drove us to a town called 25 de Mayo (the 25th of May) to watch some weekend polo.  It felt like a little bit of time travel as we went from one town named after a date to another.

It was a beautiful spring day and the riders were in top form.  We watched a poor defenceless, once round, ball being chased and bashed about the field by thundering hoofbeats. 

Later on we went out to Silvina and Alejandro's farm and the kids were able to play hide and seek in the wheat fields.  This is one of the main differences between here and Australia.  Our immediate concern was that there might be snakes in the fields but we needn't worry.  We had to explain that we always have to be cautious rummaging around woodpiles, playing in long grass or turning over sheets of tin.  Here, the kids can play happily in the bush lands as there are no dangerous snakes here.

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