Zaandam, Holland shortly after sunrise. A couple freighters are visible tied up on the far side of the Oude Haven.
The Swiss have taken a commanding 3-0 lead over Team New Zealand in America’s Cup racing in Auckland. We could be seeing a Mediterranean America’s Cup match in three years if the Swiss hold on to win the best of nine series.
Though I’d love to see the cup back in Newport, it’s great to see the racing move around to some interesting venues, even if the winners do import their skipper & crew from the previous winner.
UPDATE: The next race is
Thursday (7pm Wednesday Eastern US time) Saturday (Friday US time). Friday is an off day. Thursday’s race was postponed due to light and shifting winds.
Another view of the Mystic, Connecticut drawbridge. There’s a nice park next to the river that provides an excellent view of the bridge openings and the boats passing through. In the summer, there’s quite a bit of boat traffic here.
Drawbridge over the Mystic River in Mystic Connecticut. Just up the river from here is Mystic Seaport.
A playground in Mystic, Connecticut.