How Hot Was Your 4th Of July Weekend?


Fire Works over HQ

H.E. Double Hockey Sticks! Enough said. Okay maybe a little more. It was a hot and humid one here in Virginia. Not even going on a boat ride would help. You could just sit and sweat. UGH.

Sitting in the heat. There was a slight breeze that helped

I was able to commute to “work” in red white and blue style

All the restaurant’s were packed, and people enjoying the parade

Of course yesterday Saturday was the big day here in Reedville, a parade, and fireworks at night over the water. To be honest, I stayed at the railway all day showing folks around and couldn’t make the fireworks.

Night time at HQ


I was wiped out from the heat. But thankfully “Knot That Jeff Gordon” was able to capture the mood.. While I was sitting with the dogs wondering what all the banging was outside.

I was able to watch them from the AC with Mr B

8 replies
  1. tparsons56
    tparsons56 says:

    Mid- 70’s in Northern Lower Michigan with mostly sun but the occasional pop-up shower. Watched the fireworks on the 4th in Boyne City by boat on Lake Charlevoix which were very good for such a small town. We are so close to the line between the eastern and central time zones that it does not get totally dark here until almost 10:30 which is normally past my bedtime but well worth it. Coming back home in the dark while dodging other boats is always interesting but fortunately local knowledge is a big plus.

  2. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    I vote for Chesapeake as being one of the top 5 most humid after attending St Michael’s show and a previous WoodenBoat Magazine exposition with vendors. Southeast Texas/Houston/southern Louisiana is right up there with the bay.

  3. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P) says:

    It was a nice day on the Fourth of July in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula. Low 70s and sunny. Watch ed some great fireworks from the boat. A lot of family in. Went to a great small town parade. Wonderful day.

  4. Brock
    Brock says:

    Love that night time picture of B the Model 99. I’m saving that picture. Fireworks and a band playing on the lake here in central Michigan. A perfect night.

  5. briant
    briant says:

    Out here on the West Coast, cities are banning fireworks left and right because everything is damn tinderbox so it would only take one wrong move to burn down the state. The same cities are offering up laser light shows in place of the fireworks, but those frankly are lame ducks.

    That said, there are still plenty of people that purchase the big illegal fireworks and continue to put on a great show in the own neighborhoods. Much to the chagrin though of dog owners, the blasts can be heard for about two full weeks before and after the actual 4th.

  6. Ollon Downing
    Ollon Downing says:

    Not too hot or humid on the Central Coast but lots of smoke from a huge wild fire in Santa Ynez. This is the view from San Luis Obispo. Currently 17 fires burning in Ca. Some started by fireworks. Here in Pismo and up in Big Bear as with most locations in Ca fireworks are done over the water off the pier or from a barge.

  7. Ern Mink
    Ern Mink says:

    Sunday the 7th was the best day so far this season! Clear Skies, 81ºF, winds SW 2 MPH – Perfect! A great day for the 2024 Brian Cuthbertson Antique & Classic Boat Parade on the North Channel Algonac. 33 Boats Registered for this 2.7 Mile parade route. Steve Tuzinowski led the parade and Amanda Cuthbertson Onderdonk (Brian’s daughter and now owner of Brian’s 1967 24 Ft Cuthbertson) held the last position just like her father did for ten years.


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