Procession to the Sea

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On the final day of celebration of the Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Soledad the statue of the patron saint is carried out to sea in an elaborate procession.  Accompanied by live music and following a trail of firecrackers, the statue is carried from the church to the beach, hoisted aboard a boat, and carried out to sea.  pc180112

Puerto’s entire fishing fleet is on hand to carry the town’s faithful into the sea alongside their beloved statue.  Flowers are thrown into the water and a ceremony held, after which the prcession returns to the beach and the fiesta continues well into the evening.

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