Who needs a "Yacht" for Independence Day fireworks...
After waiting almost all day for rain and thunderstorms to clear, we finally dropped our tender, "Sabrosa", in the water around 7pm. There was enough wind to go for a sail so after installing a new flag staff (couldn't go sailing on Independence Day without flying the Stars and Stripes) and packing the cooler with a couple of bottles of wine, we went for a great sail on the bay with about 10 to 12kts.
we kept it close to shore in shallower water to stay out of the way of the hundreds of idiots who only come out on holidays.
tacking back and forth on the west side of the bay, between Grove Isle and Dinner Key, we stayed out till about 10:30... turns out that there was a pretty nice firework display fired from the spoil islands off Dinner Key, very close to us. Plus all the other fireworks in the distance. Great views, nice breeze, GREAT SAILING.
Sometimes size doesn't matter and this July 4th evening on that little 12' Catboat was better than many other July 4th on the Hatt!