It was our second New Year’s Eve at Watergate Marina, but while we watched fireworks and toasted champagne just as we did last year, many things have changed.
For one thing, we’re now on the opposite side of the marina, and our friends have moved from weekending on a 37′ Maxxum to living aboard a 56′ Carver. It was bittersweet toasting 2015 with them as they prepare to move to Florida this year.
It was a cold evening, so the dogs were all wearing their sweaters at the party. They spent the evening hoping someone would drop a plate of cheese and sausage.
The west side of the marina actually proved a better vantage point for the fireworks. Of course, the boardwalk, which sponsors the show, doesn’t stay open until midnight, so we got the fireworks show at 10 p.m.
At midnight we toasted the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015. Who knows what the new year may bring.
The first GBCA Icicle Series Regatta is Saturday!