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.
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”
Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was
 

[1] View from the Red Line
[2] 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)
Boston, MA

The coast of Maine.


I’m scared of heights (any heights), but jumping around the Maine coastline does not bother me.

Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
Marlin on the sand.
 

Little Sea Bird | Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
A little sea bird.
 

Tidal Pool | Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
Tidal pool.
 

Rocks on the Coast | Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
Rocks. Lots of rocks.
 

Flock of Seagulls on the Rocks | Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
A flock of seagulls.
 

Pine Trees, Granite, and the Sea | Bass Harbor, Maine | Acadia National Park
Pine Trees, Granite, and the Sea.
 

Acadia National Park
Bass Harbor
Maine

The Carriage Roads.


The Rockefellers designed them for horses, but they’re terrific for bicycles.

Acadia National Park - Carriage Road near Eagle Lake
Acadia National Park – Marlin by the Carriage Road near Eagle Lake
 

Acadia National Park - Carriage Road
Acadia National Park – Carriage Road.
 

Acadia National Park - View of Eagle Lake from the Carriage Road
Acadia National Park – View of Eagle Lake from the Carriage Road.
 

Acadia National Park
Mt Desert Island
Maine

Over on the west side


The trails to Bernard Mountain (1071 ft) don’t have many spectacular views, but it’s a good place to clear your mind and just go step-by-step into the woods.

The peak: Bernard Mtn | 1071 ft | Acadia National Park
The peak: Bernard Mtn | 1071 ft | Acadia National Park.
 

There are a few overlooks to let you know where you are.

Overlook from Bernard Mtn | 1071 ft | Acadia National Park
Overlook from Bernard Mtn | Acadia National Park.
 

We followed some pretty mellow trails up, but it was a scramble on the way down.

Scramble down Bernard Mtn | 1071 ft | Heading to Little Notch | Acadia National Park
Scramble down Bernard Mtn (heading to Little Notch).
 

Bernard Mtn Trail
Acadia National Park
Mt Desert Island
Maine

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.

Lowell Southeast Asian River Festival - Music and Culture
Music and culture.
 

Lowell Southeast Asian River Festival - Boat Races.
The boat races – competitive (and controversial!)
 

Along the Merrimack River
Lowell 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!

Ice Cream Truck next to the Charles River Bike Path, Boston MA
Proof of the existence of the benevolent Flying Spaghetti Monster.
 

Herter Park
Soldiers Field Road next to the Charles River
Boston, MA

How not to lose your car in a parking lot


The important thing to know about this semi-camo car is that the gold flecks are very shiny.

Custom semi-camo car, Newton MA

 

Custom semi-camo car, Newton MA

 

Somewhere next to the Charles River Bike Path
Somewhere around Newton, MA

Kollege kids kan’t kount.


The order of these sailboats is the worst possible thing that has ever happened in Boston.

Boston University sail boats, Charles River, Boston MA
14, 15, 13, 16, 17, 18
 

Boston University
DeWolfe Boat House
Along the Charles River
Boston MA