Galley Wench Tales

Exploring the world through the people we meet
and the food they eat.

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And the Jacksonville fireworks show takes off with a bang!

Normally austere Jacksonville puts on one heckuva fireworks show the Saturday after Thanksgiving, following their boat parade (watch for a future post on that). 

Rumor has it,  it’s Florida’s largest fireworks display.

Even though we’ve had our hands full trying to get ready for our two year South Pacific voyage, we still managed to take time out to smell the fireworks.

The fireworks light up the sky…

Wayne, Ann (aka “Krazy Lady”) and I got killer seats for the show as there are no bad seats.

If you’re in Jacksonville Florida the Saturday after Thanksgiving – don’t miss Jacksonville’s post-Thanksgiving fireworks (or the boat parade -coming up on a blog soon)!

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…and Jacksonville.’s riverfront panorama.

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We made it out, sort of, today.  We’re hunkered down overnight at Sisters Creek (N30.23.877 W81.27.524) just outside Jacksonville FL and about 2 miles from the Atlantic.  Yesterday we weren’t ready to go carless until we finished that last of our get-ready errands.  By then it was 5 pm on a river too tricky to navigate in the dark, so we took off this morn from NAS JAX headed toward the Atlantic (after selling our car last night – yippee!!!).  If the weather genies are kind, tomorrow we’ll spend the next 2 days sailing non-stop ~230 nautical miles to Stuart FL’s Manatee Pocket.

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Fireworks are in a kaleidoscope of color…
red, gold, white, green….

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Just before the grand fireworks finale, a waterfall of fireworks
pour over Jacksonville’s main street bridge.   The impact
is breathtaking!