The sport of kings…

out of control...

…once a year the sleepy fishing town of Ferrel opens its gates to the world for a week of festivities culminating in the world famous event known simply as the ‘donkey parade’.

An ancient tradition that used to see the ‘parade’ run from one end of the town to the other pitting the wits and courage of all local donkey owners. These days the donkeys are scarce (and somewhat aged) so the course has been simplified and so have the goals…

It’s basically a race – man against man. Donkey against donkey. Only a true sportsman with an honest connection with his steed can be victorious. Unfortunately nobody seems to know the rules so the unruly teams run a random number of laps around the local church until the beer runs out and everybody gets bored and goes home…

I didn’t surf today.