The “Aztec Highland Games”

Bale throwing at the wonderfully name "Aztec Highland Games 2012", Aztec, New Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 7D | Lens: EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM | Date: 07-10-2012 14:36 | ISO: 200 | Exp. bias: -2/3 EV | Exp. Time: 1/500s | Aperture: 9.0 | Focal Length: 42.0mm (~68.0mm) | Location: Durango and Silverton Narrow Gau | State/Province: Colorado | See map | Lens: Canon EF-S 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM

Day 8

Spent the morning wandering around Durango, then set off for Aztec, 30 miles south, which hosts what must be the world’s most unlikely Highland games. Spent the afternoon watching very large Americans with some Celtic heritage throwing tree trunks while dressed in skirts:-) Excellent.

The event also featured a display of Scottish country dancing by some very Hispanic young ladies – we now know what the Gomez tartan looks like – a Jethro Tull sound-alike band, the local IRA supporters club, and the oddest sign yet… (see below)

Moderately disgusting fish meal in Durango – I should stick to the beef.

Photography 7/10
Food 5/10
Large Animals 3 (excluding strongmen)

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