Sometimes the tiniest of towns turn out to be the loudest.
06 May 2010 | Jost Van Dyke, BVI's
I woke this morning to a rip roaring church service (every town we visit has at least one church). As I rolled over in bed I glanced at my watch. Yup it was 5:30 am and I'm sure there must be a flogging in town or they are warning us that a hurricane is coming or maybe an excursionist is taking place. The loud, frenzied preacher's voice echos loudly over the harbour. Crap! It's not Sunday already. Nope, it's Thursday.. Phew! I'm sure I took a picture of that church yesterday. It was a Methodist Church and looked as though it could only hold about 20 people (tops) and that would be crowded. I climbed out on deck and yup, I heard the words "Lord Jesus" and there was even a response from the crowd... They're singing "Kum bi yah".. I know that song.
I don't know how they do it? I mean, get up before 5:30 am after spending the night partying at Foxy's. The music from there last night went on 'till 3 am; reminded me of my days as an aerobics instructor... I think it was 135 bmp and some of the tapes (dating myself..I mean CD's) I used to work-out too ... back in the 70's... Oh and I've gotta mention the LLLLaaambbbb that is crying from the town...LOL
Again, I'm loving this place! I'm thinking of getting into the dinghy and going to church just to check out how many people are really attending. It's been a while.
Note: "Kumbayah" (Gullah, "Come By My GOD(Yah)") �" "Kum ba yah" �" is an African-American Hebrew (YAH) spiritual song from the 1930s. It enjoyed newfound popularity during the folk revival of the 1960s and became a standard campfire song in Scouting and other nature-oriented organizations.