Local residents ready to celebrate the Fourth of July despite weather

CHATHAM, Mass. — The weather is off to a slow start, but things are expected to improve. Usually on a dreary day like Friday has been, vacation plans can seem ruined. But after the pandemic summer last year, even a lousy forecast has people ready to celebrate the Fourth of July this year.

Patrick Tarpy was vacationing in Chatham after flying in from Austin, Texas.

“Just enjoying walking around and people watching and going out to a few good places to eat,” Tarpy said. “It’s been nice to get out and get around as compared to last year.”

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Captain David Hobson has already had to cancel some of his trips on Wavelength Fishing Charters.

“Wind is a factor for us definitely, the main factor. That’s what gets people seasick. Nobody gets seasick from the rain,” Captain Hobson said.

Plymouth Cruises Captain Paul Quintal is also juggling schedules.

“You are always going to have a percentage of days you lose to weather. We understand that, but sometimes it happens at unfortunate times,” Captain Quintal said.

Captain Quintal said the business forecast this summer is going to rely heavily on a good weather forecast.

“We were down 95% during the course of that entire year,” Captain Quintal said.

But unlike Memorial Day Weekend, Boston 25 meteorologists said things should clear up by the Fourth of July.

Gene Dupuis is a manager at the Cabby Shack on Plymouth’s waterfront.

“It’s going to be a good weekend regardless. We have entertainment day and night on all the days through the week,” Dupuis said.

Restaurants like Cabby Shack plan to open their patios and celebrate the Fourth.

“I think people are just ready to get out and do stuff, so the waterfront is going to be pretty busy this weekend,” Dupuis said.


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