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.  This 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.


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




2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Marise Rinkel-Bochove says:

    Hi Jack,
    A bit late, but in Holland we celebrate two Christmas Days wo I can still wish you a Merry Christmas. I haven’t had much time to follow your blog. I’m working on my “life story” and every now and then come across a comment from you on the Herinneringen van de Rivierenbuurt.
    Stay safe and healthy!

  2. Marise Rinkel-Bochove says:

    After sending my comment, I noticed you titled your Christmas Day blog; “Christmas Day 2017” 🙂