It was supposed to be very wet and very windy, so my bike was at home.
While we were trapped on the Red Line on the Longfellow Bridge, we were watching this Duck Boat splash around in the Charles:
Duck Boat in the Charles River on a gray October day.
Meanwhile, back on commuter rail on the way home, a uniquely-written story of a kid from Iceland in the early 1900s…
Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was
 View from the Red Line
 View from the Lowell Commuter Rail.
Even the bike lanes are mobbed nowadays.
I had a rough commute this morning.
Nashua Street Park
(Along the banks of the Charles River)
Screw the witches. There’s too much else to see.
We went to Salem Massachusetts for the Peabody Essex Museum’s special exhibit of horror movie memorabilia.
Marlin hamming it up with the “Blackula” movie poster | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA.
Please do not touch the exhibits, Tom! | Outer space alien | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA.
Carved wooden figures | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA.
The amazing Light and Shadows Room | Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA.
“AIN’T NO PLACE FOR HATE IN MY TOWN OR STATE” | Downtown alley, Salem MA.
“REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS WELCOME HERE. NO MUSLIM BAN. NO BORDER WALL. OUR CITIES STAND TALL.” | Ugly Mug Cafe, Salem MA
Men’s bathroom art | Gulu Gulu Cafe, Salem MA.
[1,2,3,4] Peabody Essex Museum
 An alleyway
 The Ugly Mug cafe
 Gulu Gulu Cafe
Downtown Salem, MA
Celebration of Southeast Asian Culture in New England
One of the largest Southeast Asian River Festivals out of Asia happens every year in August on the Merrimack.
Music and culture.
The boat races – competitive (and controversial!)
Along the Merrimack River
Wavy siding, smooth water
This beautiful building houses Boston’s Community Rowing.
Community Rowing, Inc.
kids on the water and out of the way of grumpy old men like me is a good thing.
Along the Charles River
Boston (Brighton), MA
Every lunchtime bike ride needs one of these trucks
Along the Charles River Bike Path in Boston, in the park in Brighton, are a couple of ice cream trucks. Not only do they have popsicles and ice cream sandwiches and drumsticks… They have soft-serve ice cream cones!
Proof of the existence of the benevolent Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Soldiers Field Road next to the Charles River
Kollege kids kan’t kount.
The order of these sailboats is the worst possible thing that has ever happened in Boston.
14, 15, , 16, 17, 18 13
DeWolfe Boat House
Along the Charles River
I would not ask them to move.
These two wild guys were doing some people-watching during evening rush hour.
West End near Thoreau Path
Two ways to move.
A wicked nice summer afternoon for a bike ride, hot but not too muggy, nice breeze. And these kayaks were waiting for their absentee paddlers:
Kayaks, Charles River
“Liar Liar! Hair on Fire!” That’s the rhyme, right?
 Along the Charles River, Soldiers Field Road, Boston MA
 Mt Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
This is totally invisible to people in cars
On the way to the bike shop at lunchtime, I took this weird little tunnel detour:
The royal entryway.
Prehistoric critters trapped underground.
Somerville’s answer to “Fraggle Rock”?
Yikes, that’s a big rat!
I dream of genie in a deep, dark cave.
Under the railroad tracks
Sacramento Street Pedestrian Underpass