The little church was full of life
This lady looked beautiful in her outfit
The service began to the sounds of electric guitars, drums and tambourines. The crowd swayed to the beat of the music, some more enthusiastically than others. The Reverend led the way with the same very upbeat hymn singing, said a few prayers and asked for any visitors to stand and say hello, so we did. Later, at the equivalent of the catholic “peace be with you” hand shaking , the whole congregation was up and greeting not just those sitting near, but moving around the church hugging and hand shaking everyone. It was something that was quite overwhelming for us as these ever so happy people took us in their arms to welcome us into their church. This went on for about 15 mins. About half way through the service the Reverend began the sermon, the subject being “Time to Repent”. He was extremely vocal and loud at getting his message across and if he didn’t have high blood pressure at the start we all reckon that he had it by the end of his lecture, I mean sermon!
We needed a to stop for a drink after all that singing
Later that evening White Rose, GWTW and Bondi Tram gathered together on the beach for a pot luck dinner / wake in honour of Maurice, we figured he would have liked that. As we toasted to his adventurous life the sky turned a beautiful shade of pink.
Toasting to a fellow cruiser and to life itself
Today, Monday the 28th we are about to leave for our overnight passage to