With a hot, humid day ahead on Saturday, we decided to book ourselves on a little 90-minute boat ride around Boston Harbor for evening. It was chancey booking for Saturday night, given how crowded it was likely to be. But it turned out okay. We got in line reasonably early for the boat, which was nothing fancy but not expensive either, and were alert enough to secure a couple of plastic patio chairs to sit on on the upper deck. The deck quickly filled with people, many eyeing our chairs like the music had stopped in Musical Chairs, but other chairs were soon dragged from below decks and most people were eventually seated by the time we shoved off into the harbor. Then most of us ended up standing for much of the trip in order to get the best views starboard and port. Dark clouds threatened and then backed off, leaving us with lovely views of they city and the harbor as the sun set behind them.
I'm not sure if we've yet run out of Harbor touring experiences yet this summer. There are plenty more Harbor Islands should be want to explore those further. And more stretches of the Harborwalk, although we've probably walked all of those bits closest to the city. There are whale watches and there are ferries to Salem north of the city and Hingham to the south. There's the shipyard in Eastie yet to explore. And, as always, the Italian feasts in the North End, not far from Boston Harbor. There are only a few weeks left in the summer, alas. We'll see where we end up.
And of course there are more photos here!