I hope you all had a lovely weekend, dear readers, and I’ve come bearing gifts.
These gifts are mostly pictures of the Head of Charles Regatta, so I do hope you all like pictures of skylines and athletes. I had a fantastic weekend looking at those things, among others; for example, you would not believe how many people flowed into Boston for this event. There were over 60,000 people who came to Boston just to see this regatta. I even got to watch the US national team race the French and German national teams. They were both pretty close to being trumped by the Harvard varsity team as they went out of my sight, so we can make of that what we will.
I took these pictures on Saturday; they’re of the starting line beginning at the Boston University boathouse in Cambridge. It was wild, readers. There were people everywhere, and I was completely convinced someone was going to crash. I wasn’t wrong, but I was about where it would happen– no one crashed at the starting line, but a boat of 8 Junior girls did crash into the pillar of Elliot Bridge. One of them was thrown into the water, but thankfully no one was hurt.
Next weekend is Parent’s Weekend here at HC, so while it might not be as glamorous as a world-wide 50th anniversary regatta, it will certainly be just as dramatic; I promised my brother that he could spend a weekend at HC, and I’ve got to convince my parents that he won’t do anything too dumb in those 48 hours. Wish me luck.
Alexandra Larkin '18