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Monday, October 22, 2012

Exploring Boston: 'Head of the Charles' Regatta 2012

Boston's annual Head of the Charles Regatta --- a huge rowing competition --- was held this past weekend. The event spanned two days, about 10 hours each day; and drew a total of something like 170K spectators (although they, too, were spread out over the full two days).

It was fun to watch everything from single-person shells up to giant eight-person (plus a coxswain) behemoths plying the waters of the Charles. Rowers were of every size, shape, sex, color, and proficiency--- young, old, male, and  female.

Event info: http://hocr.org/the-2012-regatta/

The weather was great --- a warm Fall day with thick cumulus --- but the mix of bright sun and heavy, passing clouds made the lighting difficult. Still, here are some pix, just for fun:

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Photobucket album: http://photobucket.com/HOTC2012