Feb 26, 2020

Carnaval 2020 fireworks

This past Saturday, the 22nd, I arranged for a catamaran to take about 50 of us from the Isla out to see the fireworks.  I found about 150 beads at a garage sale back home this past summer and bought them to share with everyone on the boat.  I wore a neon crown and necklace so that everyone knew where I was.

I t was a slightly smaller boat than we had last last year as that one apparently had engine problems.  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

Our crew.  The captain in the back kept us pointed directly towards the fireworks despite the swells.

The show started with a phenomenal drone show.

Here they are moving to form the Mexican flag.  Some of my photos are from social media as are the last two.

It was a just over thirty minute spectacle.  The barges firing off the fireworks are just behind those shrimp boats.  As you can see we were right there as close as we could possibly be.  The wind was blowing towards shore which made it more difficult for the crowd to see the show.

Quite the crowd.  We have been in it in past years.  So very happy I now have our special cruise connection.  This was yet another social media photo.  Thousands and thousands of people.

Fortunately the smoke cleared for us rather quickly.

There were other RVers at the top of the Freeman Hotel which is behind the smoke and they said that they missed most of the fireworks because of it.  Colin took the last two shots.

Social media shot showing the smoke at ground level.

This shot was taken by Alan.

It was a wonderful show and it appears that we will be doing it again in 2021.  Everyone wants to go see it yet again as each year is a different display.  Much better than fighting the crowds.  One couple who was at the top of the Freeman could not fight the crowd to go in the direction they wanted to post show and ended up being pushed to the Plazuela ( that happened to us once, which is frightening  ) which was even crazier and finally were able to get home by 3:15AM.  They had to walk all the way to the Embarcadero.  We were picked up directly behind the RV park and driven to the boat in a wagon and returned back home at about 12:30PM.  Perfect 🙂




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6 Responses to “Carnaval 2020 fireworks”

  1. Dolores says:

    Wow!!!! That was beautiful!!!

  2. Maxx Trails says:

    I think the boat is the best way to go. If we were there we would be bidding to be on the boat with you guys!

  3. SandyM says:

    So much fun – great photos – thanks for sharing

  4. Great idea to rent a boat. I hate big crowds like that although the fireworks looked incredible.

  5. Linda and Russell says:

    We had a great time Contessa. Thanks for arranging it. The fireworks were beautiful from the water. We look forward to next year.

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