There was a little gathering in a picnic area just behind the dunes in Salinas. Apparently it was to receive a march organized for the World Ecology Day, which is today. I took advantage of this to shoot photos of two typical Asturian features - cider and bagpipes. Bagpipe music and bands are one of the oldest traditions and date as far back as the Middle Ages. Cider is the typical drink here - but with a difference. It's still cider (no bubbles) so to drink it you have to pour it in a special way (see photos) making the stream of liquid hit the lip of the glass to make it foam. The glass is then passed to the drinker who must drink it in one or two gulps, leaving a small amount in the bottom. You swirl this round to 'clean' the glass and throw it away - usually into a wooden bucket if you're in a 'chigre' (cider bar). The glass is then refilled and given to somebody else (so not for the squeamish).