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Thank you - interesting. It is amazing that, if there is something completely precarious or dangerous to do, there's always someone willing to have a go! I expect you've read one of the annual Darwin Awards lists, where there are new applicants every year!

Susan

molder Wrote:
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> Hi Susan
>
> This is slightly off topic however the
> Conquistadores rode their horses over bridges at
> the gallop.
>
> Inca Garcilaso de la Vega tells us in his The
> Royal Commentaries of the Incas. p.96. }The
> Apurimac bridge, which is the longest in Peru, is
> at least two hundred feet long and two feet wide,.
> However great the effort to make the ropes taut,
> such bridges remain never the less a bit swayed
> and curved between their two points of attachment,
> and the whole thing starts to swing as soon as the
> wind blows a bit hard. For this reason it may seem
> a bit precarious to cross these bridges on foot ,
> and even more on horseback.
>
> And yet I have seen the Spaniards cross them at
> a gallop."
That would take guts.
>
> Jim

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Re: How the Conquistadores transported horses 299 Susan Doris 16-Jan-19 15:48
Re: How the Conquistadores transported horses 12 ElBearsidente 12-Oct-19 10:59
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Re: How the Conquistadores transported horses 223 Susan Doris 27-Feb-19 06:27
Re: How the Conquistadores transported horses 203 molder 05-Mar-19 11:58
Re: How the Conquistadores transported horses 186 Susan Doris 07-Mar-19 06:00
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Re: How the Conquistadores transported horses 189 Susan Doris 09-Mar-19 06:20
Re: How the Conquistadores transported horses 159 molder 09-Mar-19 07:27
Re: How the Conquistadores transported horses 255 Susan Doris 09-Mar-19 11:06
Re: How the Conquistadores transported horses 16 ElBearsidente 12-Oct-19 10:50
Re: How the Conquistadores transported horses 17 AWSX 12-Oct-19 13:26


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