Thursday, 4 April 2013

Easter break

I've been in a bit of a fog lately and haven't chatted online so I thought I should get on, talk and  post up some of the photos from the big Easter event in Ulladulla. Each Easter Sunday they have a blessing of the fleet (an event that has been going since 1956). St Peter the patron saint of fishermen comes along with the Catholic priest to perform a ceremony to ensure the fishermen will return to port with bountiful catches throughout the year.

First the have a parade in the streets with floats that hold princesses, who are I guess involved in the community in some way. I do know they have a ball on Easter Saturday which is quite a highlight for the year. I am still uncertain as to why they have princesses and their function to this event but they were all dressed up looking quite splendid on the floats. A couple I do know are involved with leo's (lions for young people) so I guess it is community involvement.

So at 12 o'clock 22 floats with 36 princesses paraded up the main street. I expect the theme for the floats was classic movies including, Aladdin, Shrek, 101 Dalmatians, Tomorrow when war began(?), Grease, Rio, Peter Pan....

African Safari

Alice in Wonderland

From behind

Dr Seuss



Madagascar 3. I thought this one was the best But then I do love the movie :0)

The crowd heads off to have a ride, some lunch, watch the blessing ceremony or join in the games
It was quite a fun filled day and super for kids as they had all sorts of things set up for them to do. But we walked over to check on St Peter

Even the boats dressed up with bunting for the day

St Peter casts his watchful eye of the harbour
It was a nice day and we managed to get down and back up the coast without all the traffic which was a bonus. Then spent a day in my garden which is so nice.  Hope you all had a fabulous Easter break


  1. Omigollygosh... who knew they had so much fun in Ulladulla, I knew they blessed the fleet but didn't know everyone turned up dressed up! Such a crowd! Looks like a lovely day.

    1. It really does have a lovely atmosphere. I expect my parents are happy all the crowds have gone and the place is peaceful again