The marchers and assembled crowd looked even bigger than last year's event at the Connecticut state capital. The mood seemed angry, defiant, and yet upbeat at the same time. The signs were varied, but unified in viewpoint.
The twenty-five cent charge surprised me—that's what I recall public binoculars cost way back when I was a kid. They were much more common back then, seemingly at every "point of interest," but I rarely see them today. Not much would have been revealed through the mist this morning, but on a clear day it should reveal a thin strip of Long Island.