September 3, 2010, Newsletter Issue #373: Christmas in Australia: Carols by Cruiser

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In several communities in Australia where there are many homes fronting onto quiet bays or canals, a custom has evolved of a large boat or ferry cruising slowly around the area, usually on Christmas Eve, either playing Christmas carols through its public address system or they have a live choir on board that sings the carols accompanied by musicians. The main boat is accompanied by a fleet of private power cruisers with their own lighting display and singers. As it is usually a calm night the reflections of many Christmas lighting decorations add to the atmosphere. The Royal Motor Yacht Club Port Hacking is one such organisation that holds this type of event.

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