July 4th is our independence day, but it is also synonymous with parades, barbeque, and fireworks. In California, it also means BEACH DAY! Although technically, every day is a beach day.
Laguna Beach hosts it’s annual July 4th fireworks on its main beach, which means people flock into town early in the morning to stake out a spot on the beach for the 9PM show. People come prepared. An umbrella with some beach chairs won’t cut it. They come with tents, tables, chairs, and enough food for the ENTIRE DAY!
Here’s the scene at 3PM…
I’ve never in my life seen so many people on one beach. J and I walked around town for less than an hour, and had to retreat to the sanity of our own home.
We have to admit that we are very fortunate to be able to enjoy the show from our balcony.
I can’t imagine packing everything up after the show, fighting the crowd back to the car, battling traffic out of LB, and getting home a few hours later.
Hopefully the show proved to be all worth it…
Setting for all firework photos : ISO 100 F9 4″