|A second consecutive beautiful day along the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts.|
Our journey down the Charles began (to use an oft quoted teaching line) "with the end in mind": Anne and I started at the launch area where teams', including McQuaid's, prep their vessels for competition. Many schools flew colorful flags with paddle insignias and school mascots. It was a fairly festive area though as the day wore on, and the excited, energetic teams were replaced with exhausted, often discouraged rowers and coxswains.
|Trailers with shells rigged and ready to race!|
|Shells head to the start after entering the Charles at any number of launch areas.|
|The Weld Exhibit as seen from the comfort of Reunion Village.|
|The McQuaid eight boys heading to the start.|