Happy Anniversary but no returns yet
Date 2359 – Monday 4 July 2011 (UTC -4)
Well, we have made a full year away. Departure from the Royal Harwich at 1400 on 4 July 2010 is now one year 9,661nm and a huge number of great experiences away.
This was definitely a good day to celebrate, starting with a traditional
4 July Parade through
There were many preserved vehicles but I only spotted one Brit’
I require an MG buff to provide the model details.
A regular feature of this parade are the “Shriners” who have amazing miniature vehicles that they use for displays to raise money for charity.
Go carts ramping over a moving vehicle in the middle of a crowd was a very clever display.
And finally a very clear message:
During the afternoon we took a bicycle ride out to Schooner Head, a very pleasant 10 mile ride with a tail wind coming back. On our return the crowds were gathering, bagging a good plot in the park overlooking the band stage and the Town Pier where the fireworks were to be let off. Ominously, it was getting foggier.
Our position in the
Unfortunately by the time that dusk fell and the fireworks started the fog was rolling in. This combined with the smoke from the fireworks produced rolling banks of mist that soaked up and reflected the light. The display lasted over half an hour and was spectacular with very eerie effects. The fog also enhanced the echoes rolling back from the surrounding islands. A different display that is for sure – for a variety of obvious reasons there are no photographs.