Christmas Day 2017.

Written by Jack van Ommen on December 25th, 2016

Merry Christmas to all. I am waiting for a little more daylight to depart. I should be in Porto Madero by late Tuesday, possibly Wednesday.

I went to the 6 p.m. Christmas Eve mass in the neighboring beach/fishing town of Santa Cruz. The same priest as in Crucecita but a totally different church. No gaudy decorations, though I did find out that the Crucecita church has world’s largest painting of the Virgin of Guadeloupe in the ceiling fresco and that the Mexican painter has claim to fame. ┬áThis church is built on a knoll right at the harbor’s edge. It is totally open and I was wondering when the priest would be able to silence the mariachi bands. The priest won. I made a short go pro video of the service, I shall have it in a week or so. I finally was able to upload the video I took earlier on how I set, fly and douse my spinaker.

Right after midnight hell broke loose with fire works, here in the harbor.

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at the foot of the altar are the Christ child dolls to be blessed for the home manger scenes.

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