Most everyone who reads this blog is probably already aware that today Danny sailed off in the 105th Chicago to Mackinac race. This will be his 6th time participating. It has become tradition to go down to the lake and cheer him on as Cyclone passes the end of Navy Pier in the official boat parade. Fourteen of us made it down to the pier today. The start of the Mac race has become quite a public event in recent years, and it has gotten a little difficult to get a good spot on the railing for all of us. But we make enough noise, and we are a big enough presence that the crew of the Cyclone definitely notices the attention. Some of the shore crew will head up to Mackinac Island to cheer their arrival as well. Best wishes to Cyclone and Crew for a safe swift journey.
Here are a few pictures from this morning's send off.
|Coming up on the parade point|
|Cyclone and Crew|
|Danny photographing the Shore Crew|
|Headed out to the start|
|Emily showing support for Cyclone|
|Elliott Jennifer & Christian|
|The Shore Crew|