A mid-ocean transfer.

Ocean City Travel Blog

 › entry 4 of 10 › view all entries
The barge while towing.
07-07-07 proved to be a lucky day for me. To make up for the 2 and a half days of being sick and the Cape May fireworks being cancelled...I was given the opportunity to have the best seat in the house for the Ocean City fireworks.

Saturday evening around 5:00 my cousin and his friend hopped into my Uncle's truck, stopped at Wawa for some hoagies and made our way to Avalon. At the marina we got into a 'rubber duckie' (i'm using the terms my Uncle used last night) that took us to meet a tug boat that was carrying a huge barge with fireworks. It was a 3 hour hour boat ride to Ocean City - but it was a gorgeous evening and I had my cousin to entertain me along with the captain of the boat and his mate.

Once we arrived off the coast of Ocean City the men told us "5 minutes.
Ending the Finale.
" I climbed the ladder to the roof of the captain's control room and layed down amongst the attenas and radar. The barge with the fireworks was no more than a half dozen feet away. Then we heard "50 seconds."

As I was laying there I could see Wildwood to the south and Atlantic city to the north. It was pretty incredible to see a prominent portion of the Jersey shoreline all in one sweeping glance.

50 seconds later...I heard nothing but a "BOOM" after another "BOOM!" The sounds surrounded me and it looked like it was raining fireworks. They were right above my head with their tails coming down towards me. The sight and the sounds combined with the cool atlantic ocean air created a 20-minute indescribable moment.

I saw fireworks from the tug boat that tugged the barge with the fireworks!!! I made my dad (who used to work boats on the Boston harbor with his grandfather) VERY jealous. And I had a great time....even on the 3 hour boat ride back. Because of course, I was outside looking at the stars.


Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
The barge while towing.
The barge while towing.
Ending the Finale.
Ending the Finale.
Leaving the marina.
Leaving the marina.
The duckie
The "duckie"
Me at the bow.
Me at the bow.
I like taking pictures of where my…
I like taking pictures of where m…
The Fireworks.
The Fireworks.
The Fireworks.
The Fireworks.
The Fireworks.
The Fireworks.
Starting the Finale.
Starting the Finale.
The Barge...I did not use a zoom o…
The Barge...I did not use a zoom …
Ocean City
photo by: nathanphil