Fireworks over gulf

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.

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