* Photos by Don BurgessA Bermuda Day official drives his scooter down Cedar Avenue past many empty chairs at 8:30am.
* Photos by Don Burgess
A Bermuda Day official drives his scooter down Cedar Avenue past many empty chairs at 8:30am.
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THURSDAY, MAY 24: An overcast sky greets today’s participants and spectators for Bermuda Day.

Even though some people had staked out their spots along Cedar Avenue and Front Street on Wednesday before the 5pm knock-off time for many workers, both streets are hardly crowded at 8:30am this morning.

There is a quiet sense of milling about with more empty chairs than filled ones.

A prediction of rain this morning by the Bermuda Weather Service may keep some people indoors and glued to their radios rather than risking watching the Bermuda Half Marathon Derby, The Sinclair Packwood Memorial cycling race and the Junior Heritage Classic.

While “Don’t rain on my parade” may be a popular saying, it also may happen this afternoon dampening the spirits of the participants.

Husband and wife duo Chris and Ashley Estwanik are expected to romp home to victory this morning in the Bermuda Derby unless some sort of disater befalls them.

It would be the fifth straight win for Chris, matching May 24th greats Kavin Smith and Ed Sherlock, For Ashley, it would be her third title.