There is something about this stretch of summer — normally the time when I head to the Cape to recharge my emotional batteries and clear my head on the beach. Yet the mood that is usually associated with these late summer days are uncharacteristically tense right now. Being outside in sunshine and on the sand, the grass or the Harborwalk can bring back the feeling of summer and bring a sense of calm.
The fish are still jumping and many of us are helping to teach kids the joys of fishing all over the waterfront. The MWRA just recently cut the ribbon on a brand new public fishing pier at Deer Island and many other parts of the Boston Harborwalk continue to get filled in for people to connect directly with their waterfront. Boston Harbor Now’s popular Community Cruises and Spectacle Summer Nights are happening again and when the sun shines the ice cream is flying out of the carts on Georges and Spectacle Island. The weekly FREE HarborFit classes with our friends at Trillfit and Veronica Robles Cultural Center continues to inspire healthy enjoyment of our outdoor spaces from Charlestown Navy Yard, to Carson Beach, and the Harbor Islands National and State Park. Spending time on the water and out on the water can help to make us healthier and happier.
So make hay while the sun shines and water is warm. Be well and stay safe.
See you on the Harbor
Katherine F. Abbott
President and CEO
Boston Harbor Now