The Blessing of the Inlet is an annual event and is colorful, musical and also has craft and food booths on the church property. The day was perfect with sunshine and very warm temps.
Imagine my happy surprise when the two bagpipers who were leading the ministers to the back portico of the church stopped right in front of me and played Amazing Grace through 1 time right there!! I was very emotional as we had wanted live bagpipes at my hubby's memorial service but our friend was out of town unavoidably so they played a CD. My daughter took a picture of me smiling and then afterwards we both cried!!
The booths are all the colorful little wood shed-like structures on the left.
and of course I had to have my picture taken with this Elephant as my sister loves them and collects figurines of them. This one's for you, Mary ♥
And this is a picture of Oliver's Lodge right next to the church. It is closed at present but rich in history. Click on the link above and read about this 1800's first lodge in the area. To add to the mystery, a Wedding Dress hangs in the window of the upper floor. Photo by my daughter, Barbie.
If you visit the area, it is fun to ride around the church driveway and see the back of the lodge that is right on the marsh and imagine what tales it could tell if walls could talk....
Thanks for visiting today, hope you enjoyed the little tour. Come again soon.
My heart to yours....