As I have found myself over the last several years I was a tourist in my own home town. Well close enough to be my hometown. I was wandering around the web one day I came upon a website of a boat tour of the Charles River. The river runs along the border of Cambridge and Boston. It wasn't a huge amount of money, $15.00. It also turns out that you caught the boat at the rear of a local Cambridge mall which had access to the river. This mall was about a mile up the road from where I work. So it wasn't far at all. Long story short. We found the mall parking garage, found our way to the other end of the mall, bought our tickets and waited for the boat to return. There were obvious foreign tourists and out of stator's and locals mixed in the group taking the tour.
It was a one hour tour and though it wasn't overcast, there was a filtered sunlight, but of course I took pictures. I stung them together and they are viewable below.
As the tour began we went up the river close to the Cambridge side. A tour guide pointed out various places from behind a little bar where you could purchase a beer or soft drink. After a short cruise we turned around and headed towards Boston. We never got as far as the harbor. We turned around again and headed back up the Cambridge side and eventually the mall. It was a nice day. We ended up eating a late lunch/early supper at a Cheesecake Factory in the mall. It was quite good, not all bad for a chain restaurant.
Well that's it. One hour in a Sunday afternoon.
I'm outta here,