It hardly seems like a year ago since the last one, but last night we had the Buttonwood Bay Christmas Golf Cart Parade once again. Doesn't time fly ???
This year the numbers seemed down a bit and some of the carts had the same decorations but hey, people made the effort.
As I'd learned a bit from last time and knew where the parade started from, I hightailed it in our own decoration-free cart (bah humbug) and took several pics while they were still getting ready to set off. This helped a lot as I'm not very good at taking decent photos of moving objects at night. Sometimes a point and shoot camera can be very useful and even my camera on full auto can't always focus on these well lit carts as they drive by......and there are no second chances as running after them is not an option. Oh no.
I'm too old and decrepit for that malarkey.
So the first half dozen photos below were taken minutes before the parade set off while their owners were happy to pose beside or inside their 'creations'. Like I said, you may notice a few from last year but the cart pulling the boat was new to me and the one with the huge Christmas tree on the back had been updated........to include another tree on the front !!
I feel they're given themselves quite a challenge for next year.
We didn't go to the 'do' after the parade so I've no photos of that. I took enough last time to give you an idea anyway. Last night was the start of a cold snap which hit the area but thankfully it was dry and relatively warm for the parade.
But enough waffle - here are the photos.
A big thank you should go out to everyone who took the time and made the effort to decorate their carts and create this parade.
Everyone here may be retired but when you look at the detail on these carts, you'll understand how much time had to have been spent by people who have put in a lifetime of work already and deserve to be taking it easy.
You're never too old to enjoy life and not for the first time, the residents of this park are the proof of that philosophy.
Well done everyone and Happy Holidays.......oh sod it......Happy Christmas.