In Motion….

“Let others play at other things, the king of games is still the game of kings” – verse on stone tablet, Gilgit, Pakistan

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Another photo from our visit to Barbados in 2014.  While touring around, we happened on a polo match in play.  Hopping out of the car and we stood with the other spectators to watch for a while.

It was fascinating – both the game and the interaction of the fans.  My boys were keen to try to figure out the game, whereas I found it a very cool place to people watch.  The spectators set up their folding camp chairs and coolers along the field line, just as I would do at one of my kids’ soccer games.  The difference was, these folks were sipping champagne from glass flutes.

It is certainly a game in motion.  When those ponies (horses?) came thundering by you knew it. According to the rules of the game, there are four players on a team.  Numbers 1-2 are traditionally attacking, 3 is mid-field and 4 is Defense.  However, as the sport is so fluid there are no definite positions.  That fact kind of tells you all you need to know.  Fast-paced and thundering.

It was a brilliant experience!!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Motion

Triumph

“The difference between try and triumph is a little umph

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Not only does this surfer get “up” on his board, he does it on his head! As you can see, there was very little surf on this particular morning…..the other surfers are just floating around. I was impressed! Another small triumph here is that I had the presence of mind to catch get this shot. ;). Sun, waves, surfers……sigh.
I took this photo last February, on the beautiful island of Barbados.
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