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Boats Blessing in San Pedro

Posted By: elbert

Boats Blessing in San Pedro - 06/29/08 02:34 PM

My boats where missing this morning when I arrived at the dive shop. I was worried at first but then remembered its the Day of the year Boats of San Pedro men get blessed by the Roman Catholic priest in the village.
I just love living here :-)
Posted By: Tillie

Re: Boats Blessing in San Pedro - 06/29/08 05:09 PM

what?
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: Boats Blessing in San Pedro - 06/29/08 05:14 PM

Early this morning there was a ceremony where the Catholic Priest blessed the fleet of boats and crews...an annual event during San Pedro Day celebration.
Posted By: elbert

Re: Boats Blessing in San Pedro - 06/29/08 05:40 PM

Its worth getting up early for, quite a show.
All the boats and captains/fishermen gather in the back bay and the priest in his full regalia with procession, Bless in ceremony the men and their boats that face the perils of the sea to make a living.
Roman Catholicism rules in Central America.
Posted By: Three_Palms

Re: Boats Blessing in San Pedro - 06/30/08 03:51 PM

Will it affect the price of lobster? Pretty high this year.
Posted By: elbert

Re: Boats Blessing in San Pedro - 06/30/08 04:09 PM

I catch lobster with my bare hand. , ...I reach down in my pocket with my bare hand and pull out a 20. then give it to a local. works every time.
Posted By: Three_Palms

Re: Boats Blessing in San Pedro - 06/30/08 05:45 PM

I have the same fishing method as you elbert. I spend so much on gas and boat maintenance that I think it ends up costing $35 per pound when I get them myself.
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