The grass in the cienega was thick and green, and there was enough seepage of water to furnish drink for the flock.
In the morning, with two herders and their collies, he went back to the cienega.
On the south coast, directly opposite Matanzas, lies a vast swamp known as the cienega de Zapata.
While breakfast was being prepared, I walked out on to the cienega to look for ducks.
You want the water well distributed—a spring here, and a spring there, and a creek or a cienega somewheres else.
In the swamp known as the cienega de Zapata are both alligators and crocodiles, some of them of quite imposing dimensions.