Sunday, February 19, 2012
Carnival started in Puerto del Rosario, capital of Fuerteventura, a few days ago. Big carnival parade will be next week and I am quite looking forward to it; today though there was something rather special. It's called Regata de Achipencos, Regata Achipencos, or just Achipencos. I won't pretend I understand what the word means, probably nothing. The idea is that a few quite obviously sea-unnworthy vessels take to water in the Puerto del Rosario, crewed by strangely and/or cross-dressed people.
The theme of the carnival in Puerto del Rosario was "fantasies"; that should have given the participants a lot of choice of how to dress. Given that, the number of Smurfs-crewed floats was rather surprising.
One of the three (I think) parties of Smurfs
Now, practical advise and reminder for myself - the best place to watch is on the rocks that lead to water, come earlier and take position on the ones nearest to the water. I was pretty close to ideal position this time, but not quite there.
Achipencos at depositphotos