As the other guests and our family get their vacation partying going, I explore alone the hotel property looking for photo ops.
I'm armed with camera-on-tripod and a cold vodka cocktail in a huge San Antonio Spurs cup, among other things.
It was very hot and humid, so condensation on my lens was a bit of a problem.
As long as five minutes outside with the lens cap off was needed to get the glass warm enough to bother cleaning it, but then the Zeiss pre-moistened lens cloths really shined. The alcohol in them displaced the water very nicely giving me clear optics.
I guess what I'm saying is that alcohol in several forms is required for night photography at the beach.