The attendance figures released by Grand Prix Corporation always substantially exceed those of the Save Albert Park group who have tirelessly but unsuccessfully worked to stop the race being in an inner city park, normally full of ducks, swans, swamphens, cormorants and pelicans. SAP volunteers are at each entrance turnstile with people counting clickers.
Look at the crowds as the race is underway!
Couple more people here. It is hardly an overwhelming number.
The only interesting thing about the race are the planes. I did take some photos of the F18 Hornet Bomber as it made its fly past but they are no better than last year's, so here are some I baked earlier, including the Air Force Roulettes. The noise from the Hornet is both deafening and terrifying.
Later edit: Our Hairdresser Friend who lives in St Kilda was terribly clawed by her cats when the Hornet flew over on Saturday. She posted a very graphic photo of her injuries.