New Bern Raft Race and Bandits Flyover

It was a busy weekend in New Bern (23 June 2018).  New Bern held a “Raft Race” at Union Point Park at the waterfront.  It was called the Great Trent River Raft Race.  The weather was nice, hot but nice.  There was nice breeze coming off the Neuse River. The was wind was gusting  at 20 knots.  There was live music, food, and games for the kids and drinks for the adults.  It was the first the race been held since 1985.  

Also, the “Bandits” gave a free flyover.   The Bandits, a Raleigh base flight team that specializes in doing national anthem flyovers, spent the day jetting over Raft Race.  They fly in a tight formations while sending out trails of smoke behind them.  It was awesome?

And my boys came by, so it made it a perfect day.  After dinner, we tried going to Atlantic Beach with the dogs to capture a sunset, but we got sand blasted instead.  The winds where out of the southwest at 20 and gusting to 25.  Needless to say, we didn’t stay long.  The water was warm, around 83 degrees, but the waves were choppy.  

 

Moon Rise 87% Waxing Gibbous
Nikon D7100
VR55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G
Taken at 21:14:32
ISO 100 1/125s f/11 300mm

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