After an almost day off on Friday, Saturday brought the last wedding of 2013 and the annual Finnsnes church Juletrefest (Christmas tree festival / party).
The wedding went off without a hitch (well only the one ‘hitch’ between the bride and groom).
The Christmas party was fun, with lots more people than last year, so dancing around the Christmas tree (in a non-pagan way, singing about Jesus), required 3 concentric circles. Then there were soloists, a children’s nativity / pageant, food and a santa / nissen who was so exhausted from his Christmas ministrations that he had to be carried in!
And the whales? At Christmas some Fin whales appeared locally, following shoals of fish so plentiful they make the water appear to ‘boil’, so today we jumped straight in the car after church and drove out to try to see them. They were quite some way out and it was nearly dark so it was difficult getting good pictures, but here is what we saw.