The port of Lekeitio (Lekeitioko Portuan in Euskerra), is located very close to the estuary of the River Lea, at the entrance of San Nicolás island and to the emerging breakwater dock from Punta Amandarri to the right.
There is easy access to the port by passing in between both of them, and approaching the dock to the right.
Lekeitio is mainly a fishing port, but has a considerable number of boats, a fact that is closely related to the tourist nature the town has newly acquired. Several bars and restaurants are dotted around the port, apart from the fish market where there is a fish sale every day except on Sundays.
Goose Day, which is to be celebrated on Sept. 5th, is the most important day within San Antolín festivities. Known as "Antzar Eguna" or "Día de los Gansos", the origin of the tradition dates back over 300 years.
The port of Lekeitio is the setting for the celebration. As every year, thousands of Lekeitio inhabitants will dress in the typical blue shirt of nankeen and the gingham neckerchief in order to welcome the festivity.
Groups of youths are the protagonists throughout the day. Many of them will get onboard ships and one will grab the neck of a goose that has previously been hung from a rope upside down and then, jump into the water. A group of people will be responsible for pulling the ropes and let them go so that the participant will jump into the air and subsequently into the water. The game consists in beheading a dead goose. This is one of the most celebrated events in the Basque Country and the day will conclude with many music shows and street performances.
The picture is taken from Txatxo kaia
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pajaran (36270) 2013-01-19 13:01
Dobar tekst o pristanistu i gradu sa datim podacima ...
Dobra ostrinsnimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazan brod i pristaniste.
Prijatno vece sa lepim secanjem na posetu Lekeitioko.
Good article on the docks and in the given data ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice boat and pier shown.
Pleasant evening with beautiful memories of the visit Lekeitioko.
All the best.
bukitgolfb301 (30087) 2013-01-19 16:12
Hi Ciao dear Eleni
Great composition and framework, various components are well adjusted in one shot. An attractive colorful image as usual, needless to say, sharp and clear image as always. Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a good Sunday!
thebest (3370) 2013-01-19 20:01
I like to take sea faring photo's through the riggings of boats adds a bit of character - love the colours & your POV is super excellent.
Interesting content & notes.
danos (74056) 2013-01-19 22:36
Ελένη γεια σου,
αντιπροσωπευτική σκηνή από την καθημερινή ζωή στην πόλη αυτή του Lekeitio.Μου αρέσει η γωνία λήψης με την θέα του δασωμένου λόφου να συμπληρώνει το όλο σκηνικό.
ikeharel (37378) 2013-01-20 1:07
Red and blue in fine contrast to green hills beyond the nice bay, Eleni.
Manage nicely through the small crane and net hang on left, with good clear image.
Silvio1953 (98217) 2013-01-20 5:13
Ciao Eleni, bella composizione ricca di elementi interessanti, magnific colori, splendida luce e ottima nitidezza, brava, buona Domanica, ciao Silvio
saxo042 (31802) 2013-01-20 6:03
The boat here is adding a very bright red colour to this picture. It is also adding some interesting patterns of all the ropes and this across the picture, in many different directions. The landscape behild looks very pleasant to and your note is very interesting.
zoomer (3584) 2013-01-20 7:59
Hi Eleni,this very colorful and well composed picture
conveys the harbor atmosphere vividly.Have a nice day,Wolf.
mesutilgim (68014) 2013-01-20 12:05
Hello dear Eleni,
Nice capture from this small fishery harbour in Lekeitio with perfect pov. Very nice compo with the ropes and net of the boat.
Specially the red color of the boats deck is a perfect eyecathning element of this capture.
TFS and best regards
cornejo (18116) 2013-01-20 12:07
Hola Eleni, muy buena y bonita composición en el puerto de este bonita villa marinera, una bella foto con muy buena calidad, muy buen y bonito trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones apreciada amiga. Gracias por compartir este bonito trabajo.
Buen dia y feliz comienzo de semana.
Un cordial abrazo.
Pd. te felicito por la mejoria de composición y calidad de tus bonitas fotos.
dip (21921) 2013-01-20 22:51
το κοντινό πλάνο και το σφιχτό καδράρισμα επικεντρώνει την προσοχή στις λεπτομέρειες του ψαράδικου με τα έντονα χρώματα,
το βάθος πεδίου είναι πολύ καλό,όπως και η ευκρίνεια,
marabu61 (3938) 2013-01-21 6:18
Beautifully colorful and cheery composition. Great framing of the port by that colorful boat and a very pleasing green backdrop. I can imagine that a well earned rest in one of the many restaurants mentioned by you must be very rewarding here. Thank you also for the very informative note with lots of detailed informations about this port.
have a good day
- Copyright: eleni mavrandoni (elenimavrandoni) (5789)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix P4 VR, Polarizer Rocketfish
- Exposure: f/6.1
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-19 12:51