Christ of the Cyclone
27 February 2019
Scott and Donna Hansen
Christ of the Cyclone is revered in the church consecrated to San Antonio de Padua and is located in the small port of Barra de Navidad in Jalisco. We got to see it on one of our visits to Barra. The incident happened in 1971 when Hurricane Lily struck the city for 3 days straight.
Desperate, townsfolk went to pray in the church and witnessed what they considered a miracle. The Christ lowered his arms and suddenly the storm ceased.
The town is set up with lots of tourist souvenirs and I got a beach cover that said Barra on it! The bigger town of Meloque is a short bus ride away for a large market to stroll through. Celeste saw a horse tied up near the beach and felt so sorry for it that she went and bought a carrot for it to enjoy. Most horses you see for the beach rides are sad, not well taken care of.
We actually anchored in Meloque the night before we went into the resort but they call it ‘Rocky Meloque’ for a good reason. Some brave folks do stay in the anchorage to be close to the larger city. One local rowed over to us to tell us where’s the best place to anchor to avoid rocking too much.