Gulfport announced that their boat parade wouldn’t be going through the Broadwater neighborhood this year. We thought we’d have to wait for the downtown St Pete boat parade tomorrow night – bigger, but it sure is nice to watch from your deck or dock. Then we heard through a Broadwater infolink e-mail that 6 boats were having an impromptu parade Friday night starting at 8 and inviting other residents to join them. We were the last of the 3 main canals on their route. By 9 we’d about given up, when we heard laughing and singing and saw the lights of TWO boats. It was fun to watch them head down the Maximo Channel and wait for them to return. Our waiting was rewarded – thank you diligent boaters for going all the way.