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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Last year, we didn’t get out to kayak at all. The heat was so bad and the timing never worked out. This year, we decided to change that! Since this was our first trip, we decided to do something fairly easy. Luckily, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided us a great place to launch our kayaks from in Newbury, MA: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. There are two different “water trails” laid out in the marsh, both taking between 2…

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Water, water everywhere…

Water, water everywhere…

The other day at work, a person asked me if the water coming out of the water fountain was filtered. I was taken aback for a moment before I remembered that so many places in the world do not have good tasting water even with filtration. Boston, however, is incredibly lucky in terms of our favorite beverage (no it isn’t beer! haha) In recent taste and quality tests, Boston’s water has scored either in the top or as the best…

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Sailing the City

Sailing the City

  Being a coastal city, Boston has a thriving boat culture on the Charles River and Boston Harbor. Several sailing clubs service each location and offer sailors the opportunity to see Boston and Cambridge from unique vantage points. I have been a member at Community Boating on the Charles and at Piers Park Sailing Center on the harbor, and both experiences have been very positive. I sailed on the Charles River at Community Boating for several years when I first…

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Kayaking the Boston Area

Kayaking the Boston Area

We meant to start kayaking several years ago, but something always seemed to get in the way.  First, we ran into trouble getting supplies, then we couldn’t transport the kayaks because buying roof racks proved more difficult than we originally thought.  These obstacles stalled our plans and took up all remaining space in our basement as we slowly collected everything we needed to kayak.  Luckily, we ironed out these issues and managed to get kayaking this summer! Over the last…

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