Frisky Cruising Adventures

Sailing our new Maverick catamaran from Cape Town South Africa to the US East Coast

14 July 2018 | Kennebunkport ME
09 July 2018 | Massachusetts
06 July 2018 | Boston
30 June 2018 | Massachusetts
22 June 2018 | Fall River Massachusetts
20 June 2018 | Narragansett Bay
08 June 2018 | Connectictu
31 May 2018 | New York City
29 May 2018 | New York City
12 May 2018 | Gulf Stream North
08 May 2018 | Florida
07 May 2018 | East Coast USA
06 May 2018 | Bahamas
30 April 2018 | Nassau Bahamas
25 April 2018 | Bahamas
23 April 2018 | Exuma Land and Sea Park

July 4th Part 3 -- Boston Pops Fireworks Concert

04 July 2018 | Boston
Linda
After the "dinghy debacle" of July 3rd, we determined that our only recourse to see the fireworks and hear the concert, was to join the 500,000 other people and WALK there. We took an Uber from a hotel near the marina to the Cheers Restaurant. Some of you readers old enough will remember the Cheers sitcom, and this is the actual location for most of the filming. The current restaurant certainly takes advantage of its fame with a huge gift shop and two floors of restaurant and bar locations. We were fortunate enough to "only" wait about 15 minutes and enjoyed a fun dinner.
After dinner at Cheers, we walked with the huge moving throng to the Esplanade to pass airport-like security. We had two small beach blankets which we sat on during the wonderful concert. We were much too far away from the stage but the mega-sized screens displayed the stage in crystal-clear high def. The speakers played as loud as if we were in the front row.
Finally at 10:30 pm the fireworks started, and the display was definitely worth the hassle. It was amazing and lasted for 30 minutes solid., definitely the greatest fireworks we had ever seen.
After the event, we had hoped to catch an Uber back to the marina....but most of the streets were now either closed or jammed with traffic leaving. So we walked...and walked....and walked. Luckily Boston itself is small and we finally arrived back to the marina.
What a delightful and adventurous July 4th! (Sorry for the lack of photos -- fireworks don't photograph well!)
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Vessel Name: Frisky
Vessel Make/Model: Maverick 400 Catamaran
Hailing Port: Ventura California
Extra: Sailing our NEW Maverick catamaran from Cape Town South Africa across the southern Atlantic, crossing the equator into the Caribbean and the East Coast USA
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