Lots of red, white, and blue, as well as jokingly shouting “‘Murica!” abound yesterday as independence day was celebrated at Woods Hole. The day started off with a parade at noon, featuring many people dressed up in sea-related paraphernalia. Yay, science!
It was amazing how crowded Woods Hole got (and now I finally understand the contrast between the “summer people” and “winter people”) on this day of festivities, and by the time fireworks rolled around, there was a ton of traffic and barely any spot on the beach. We didn’t feel like braving the traffic up to Falmouth, where the fireworks were, and decided on a spot just off Oyster Pond. Unfortunately, the weather has to be your friend here, and similar to the sunrise earlier, the sky was completely clear, except for just the area where the fireworks come out. We were reduced to fawning over misty splotches of colour behind the clouds. It was pretty, but I’d recommend spending the day in Falmouth instead and trying to watch it from there.