Saturday Snapshots #60

by Jeanne on October 17, 2009

in Photography, Saturday Snapshots, Travel - USA


Head of the Charles Regatta – Boston, October 2008

The Head of the Charles Regatta is a rowing race which takes place on the penultimate complete weekend in October each year.  Started in 1965, the race takes place on the Charles River which separates Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts.  The course is 3.2 miles long, passes under 6 bridges, and is renowned for being challenging for crews to navigate without penalty or incident.  It is the largest 2-day regatta in the world, attracting over 300,000 visitors to watch 8,000 athletes in around 1750 boats compete in 56 events.  One of the 8,000 in 2008 was my husband together with his London rowing crew, rowing in a boat loaned to them by Saugatuck Rowing Club.

For me, the best thing about the race was its gorgeous setting – even if men in lycra in boats does not interest you (could this be?!), you can spend a lovely day admiring the vivid autumn colours along the riverbank, as I did.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.  All photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store.

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cancer disease October 18, 2009 at 6:15 pm

very nice post !!!!


giz October 20, 2009 at 4:16 am

What a great shot – love it – I’m a dragon boater and our shore doesn’t look anything like that


Jeanne October 20, 2009 at 10:47 am

Hi Giz
You’re a dragon boater?? Now there’s something I didn’t know! They do lots of dragon boating on the dock 3 minutes walk from our house – you can hear the drums from our upstairs landing :)


Bethany October 20, 2009 at 6:41 pm

I just discovered your blog through London Food and Drink. My name is Bethany and I write the blog here in London as well. A few other bloggers and I are organizing a conference on Food Blogging on the 28th of November, 2009 in London.
We would love it if you could join us. Depending on the number of food bloggers who RSVP, we hope to also have guest speakers talking about relevant issues to Food Blogging such as “How To Improve On Food Photography” or “What Makes A Good Food Blog” amongst others. In any case, it will be an opportunity to meet other food bloggers, some of which are coming from France, Germany and even India, and network, eat delicious food and have a good laugh.
For more information please visit
We hope to see you there.
Bethany and the other organisers; Mowie Kay- Mowielicious, Jamie Schler- Life’s a Feast and Hilda Saffari- Saffron & Blueberry


browniegirl October 20, 2009 at 10:05 pm

WOW!! Another stunning shot Jeanne…the autumn colours are magnificent. Well done xxx


Juliana October 23, 2009 at 12:15 am

Wow, what a nice picture…we were in Boston in June…it was nice but not that pretty :-)


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