Photos from the Tristan da Cunha Christmas break 2018.

Christmas 2018

Photos from Dawn Repetto and Shirley Squibb

Tristan enjoyed beautiful weather during the Christmas period. Ladies decorated graves in the island cemeteries on Christmas Eve, and Midnight Mass was celebrated in both the churches. Christmas lunches included the traditional stuffed roast mutton, and the rest of the day was spent at leisure with families taking advantage of the sun at the beaches

Christmas Eve lighting of candles Christmas Eve St Marys
Midnight Mass at St Mary's Church, starting with the lighting of candles, led by Lay Minister Lars Repetto.
Presents under the tree Christmas Day lunch
Presents under the tree Christmas Day lunch
Cemeteries decorated on Christmas Eve Beautiful Christmas day
Beautiful weather for the Christmas Eve decoration of the cemeteries (left), and a Norfolk Island Pine in the village on Christmas Day (right)
Children and Runaway Beach Having fun at Runaway Beach
Among other things, Christmas is a time for having fun at Runaway Beach
Having fun at Runaway Beach Fishing at Runaway Beach
Freshly caught Five Fingers Old Tristan roses on Christmas day
Five Fingers freshly caught at the beach. Old Tristan roses in the Christmas Day sun.