2006 Chesapeake Bay Bridge Walk

We're approaching the main suspension bridge, but I didn't cross the bridge right away. Instead, I waited at the eastern end since I thought it would give me a better view of the race boats. Numerous people also waited in the vicinity; we had about a half-hour wait for the race to restart.   This is the same crowd of people on our bridge, but I'm looking off to the side at the suspension bridge of the northern span.

A view of the bridgework supporting the approach to the northern suspension bridge; you can see the support piers getting taller and taller. Up in the sky, you can see a helicopter towing a sign. You can click on this picture to enlarge it; use your browser's "back" command to return here.   A closer view of the helicopter and sign, which was promoting ABN AMRO, a sponser of two of the race boats. ABN AMRO is a large multinational bank based in the Netherlands, with over 3,000 branches in more than 60 countries.

Way in the distance (on the right-hand side), you can can see the race boats jockeying for position at the starting line just before they resumed the race. At this point, the boats are over five miles away, so they are small and hard to see even when zoomed to the max. Notice the zillions of boats in the spectator fleet.  

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