Sports And Cabers / Photo Friday

The Photo Friday Challenge this week is “Sports”.  So let’s think about sports for a few seconds.  How many different sports do you think there are in the world?  The answer is over 8000 according to Ask.com..  There are around 3000 entries in the World Sports Encyclopedia.  The first entry is for AIZKOLARIS, a basq. lumberjack competition that involves chopping large logs with an axe!

 

I have a photo of something that is at least superficially similar involving throwing logs in an open field.  The poles are called cabers. This is a Scottish sport and the guys like to wear kilts while throwing wood around so it’s all very unusual in this part of the world.
 

And entertaining.  We went to a Caber toss competition awhile back and had a good time.

 

You want to be careful if you are just starting out tossing cabers however. Practicing in the backyard could result in some damage to your roof or your neighbor’s fence. Where do you get a caber? Seems like there are quite a few of them lying around due to the recent storms that have led to power outages across Virginia. So if you see a guy walking down the street in a kilt he’s probably looking for cabers.

 

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