Friday, July 06, 2007
After dinner, we watched 1776 for the umpteenth time, (I LOVE IT) and then went down to the beach to watch the fireworks. It really is a great time! Everyone that lives in the Cove, bring their own fireworks down to the beach and set them off over the water. THe houses that are sitting right on the water are down about 1/4 of a mile, and they set off their own.
We have everything from sparklers to the full blown boomers that you would expect to see in a professional display! We were covered with the smoke from the explosives, and were watching very closely the tide. THe wind was blowing in from the West, and the waves were really high. And so was the Tide! Usually the tide is out quite aways and the fireworks-setter-offers are usually down at the water line away from the drift wood. But we were all scrunched up in the 10 feet of dry area! We were down there for about 2 hours, and then the Pt TOwnsend fireworks started. It is about 10 miles across the water, and we had a great seat to watch it. We came on home after most of the show was over, and the tide had chased us off the log we were sitting on.
THe people across the street had decided that it was perfectly legal to set of M-80's right in the middle of the street, ALL NIGHT LONG! THere are burnt out bottle rockets in the backyard too, amazing that the woods did not go up in flames.
Such is live in a rural area of Washington State.