Sunday, July 5, 2009


July 4, 2009---Final preparations were completed on the fireworks barge. The orange containers with the silver tops held the fireworks.

Just as it was getting dark we took the dinghy and went out on the lake as close to the barge as possible. I held the light to be in compliance. Other boaters were amused at the position of the light and it's strong foundation. Water patrol was making certain all boats stayed back a minimum of 500 feet. In a group of boats anchored near that inner perimeter we tied to one of them where our view would not be obstructed. It was quite a sight to look around the lake at all the anchor lights and navigation lights. Promptly at 10:00 p.m. the fireworks went off with a bang. Positioned at close range many of the displays appeared to be almost directly overhead. Our bodies felt percussions from the larger detonations. Reflection of lights on the water was an awewome sight. Lasting a about 30 minutes it was a grand display. Within about 10 minutes we were back to the mother ship in the marina where we could see the road and watch the slow procession of vehicles leaving the park. All in all it was a long and busy day with lots of entertainment.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like you all had a great 4th. You look scared holding that light Allen, I hope you didn't need to keep it there all evening.