Arisia formed a team for the BARCC Walk for Change, one of its larger events, now in its 13th year. Here are some briefly annotated pictures from the day.
|We located each other through an assortment of communication methods, and an accretion began to form along the beach walkway. Things were still fairly quiet over at Logan; given its proximity, I almost expected to be under loud jets all day but that turned out to not be a problem.|
Things kicked off with a speech from
and a big crowd pressed up toward the stage.
Standing on a table with the camera up in the air wasn't quite enough
height to really show the extent of it!
Ayanna is up there somewhere ... let's look at the 1:1 zoom ...
|Oh, there she is! (click for more context)|
Everyone then moved over behind the balloon arch, and
the start lineup stretched way back to the north end of the park.
I decided to dive ahead and try to document things.
DCR must groom the beach fairly often; it was mostly undisturbed that morning.
|And they're off!|
|Finding a high vantage point with a clear view was a challenge, and then it turned out that where Arisia had gathered wound up near the back of the pack. The group finally started to come by ...|
I ran ahead again and while standing on top of some playground gear,
had a slightly better spot.
People going by were evidently amused by the scruffy nut straddling
the railings on top of the kiddie slide ...
The group didn't rigorously stick together, we were all kind of mixed in with the crowd here and there, but in general not too far apart.
|There was some other business to attend to. People were really good about cleanup, of course. There were a lot of dogs along for the fun!|
|Passing under the 1A bridge.|
After squeezing past the back-end of Logan and crossing under 1A, we were
in the Greenway space.
Everyone rounded the thin rectangle of that part of the park and started
heading back up.
[Slight rework of the custom Google-map that BARCC provided]
|We found our sponsorship/participation thank-you sign!|
Here's the real "money shot" from the day.
A pause allowed us to fully regroup, I think, and I managed to get
everyone *and* the big billboard for the event looming over the park
I had glimpsed the same billboard image on one of the blinky-LED signs along I-93 on the way in, but not since, and I did want a picture of that. This one was a fixed single-image graphic, but perfectly suitable as a nice bonus for the group shot.
|Finishing, ducking past all the people with cowbells and bubbles... They even had a special welcome-back set up for the pooches.|