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Lekeitio, Lea-Artibai, Biscay, Basque Country, 48280, Spain (43.36371 -2.50600)

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Name: Lekeitio topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 43.35243 -2.51606 43.37740 -2.49352
Minimum elevation: 0 m
Maximum elevation: 388 m
Average elevation: 63 m


This is held on 5 September, the aim being to hold on for as long as possible to a goose that is hanging from a rope that crosses the harbor from one dock to the other. The rope has one side fixed and on the other side there is a group of men pulling the rope to raise and lower it. In the middle of the rope there is a goose drenched in oil (in previous times the bird was alive). There are a lot of boats that take part and all of them have to go, in the order assigned through a random lottery in the morning, to the place the goose is and one participant from each boat has to grab the goose by the neck as strongly as possible. Once the boat has advanced to the front, the men at the end of the rope start pulling it, lifting the goose with the member holding it. Once the participants reach the top, the men let him drop from there, before rapidly pulling him up again. They continue like that until the participant lets the goose go or until the neck of the goose gets broken. The one who makes most elevations wins the competition.

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