Welcome to 2014 everybody! Marije and I wish you all the best in the new year!

For the first time since we moved here I stepped outside to take some pictures of the fireworks over Torbay, it is never a big show here but I actually prefer it that way. Back in Holland, the ‘kids’ have been setting off fireworks for a week now and they will continue to do so for several more days.

Here in Torbay, it never takes much longer than 15 minutes, and that is very enjoyable.

Here are some close-up pictures:

Intricate firework patterns - Torbay

Intricate firework patterns – Torbay

Fireworks sprites - Torbay

Fireworks sprites – Torbay

Blue & Red fireworks - Torbay

Blue & Red fireworks – Torbay

Coloured smoke - Torbay

Coloured smoke – Torbay

And the last and biggest explosion at 15 minutes past 2014:

One last shot - Torbay

One last shot – Torbay