My memories of fireworks growing up are of Fourth of July.
But that’s because I grew up on the Continent, in Maryland, where New Year’s Eve isn’t exactly a recommended time slot for sitting down on the ground to munch at crackers, chips and cheese.
Down south on the Florida peninsula, on the other hand, it is:
The sand was dry, the air warm (mid 60s), and the surf was silent like a lake.
The video shows the view of last night’s fireworks as seen from Naples Beach.
They started promptly at 7:30 pm and lasted for 20 minutes. The beach assimilated the crowd with ease: we sat a good half mile from their source but saw them amazingly well. And traffic in and out was a breeze.
It didn’t hurt that I knew a couple short cuts.