|The approaching procession, watched |
through the windows of the defect bus
standing in their way ;-)
|The procession takes place once a year, after its Sicilian example. Many fishermen here are Italian, and in front of the Saint Mary walk two Italian police officers in their uniforms.|
|The "floating-marching band"|
Some other wreckage victims had not a better fate by being killed by indigenous people, or by just starving on the arid beaches of Western Australia. Good for science however that many items of daily life of the 17th and 18th century have survived at the wreckage sites. There was even a display of German silver "Thalers" from towns such as Brunswick, Nuremberg, Frankfurt or Hanau. We were even more surprised to see coins from Santa Fe and Mexico - an indicator for Global Trade as early as the mid 17th century.
|This is the one of the earliest maps of Australia,|
when it wasn't clear yet that Australia is an island.
|Fireworks at night (8PM...) celebrating the Blessing of the Fleet|