Chattanooga's Fourth of July Pops on the River concert on the waterfront is quite decent. However. the heavy rain this morning and the weather forecast of 100% chance of thunderstorm might have steered people (us included) away from the celebration. It was just as well 'cos our marina usually has a good fireworks display. It's the one thing it does well. Did we luck out on the weather! It was bright and dry from the afternoon to evening. All the usual suspects gathered around to watch the fireworks. An hour later, it rained.
Having previously lived in Boston, we've had many memorable Fourth of July celebrations in the New England area. Several years ago, I wrote an article about a fourth of July experience for the now shuttered Associated Content website. Here's the article, complete with pictures and videos:
One of my most memorable fourth of July celebration is of the time when a bunch of us boaters (okay, seven gas-guzzling powerboats. This was in 1999, when fuel prices were quite normal) decided to cruise to Newport, Rhode Island to see the fireworks. This same group had gone to Portsmouth, New Hampshire for the celebration the year before, and had such a good time that they decided to make it an annual event. We chose Newport because it is the yachting capital, and most of us hadn’t cruised that area before.
|Biking at Kingman Marine|
|It's party time! Sitting on the dock next to the old Mai Thai|
|The Breakers (taken in April 2011)|
|Joie de Vie, Tokalon, Mai Thai at Hadley Harbor|
|Dinghying around Hadley Harbor|
|tied up at Vineyard Haven, Martha's Vineyard|
Alas, we missed the fireworks, but this is one Independence Day celebration we will never forget.
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