head of the charles regatta | cambridge

One of B’s co-workers told him about the Head of the Charles Regatta, a two day rowing race that takes place on the Charles River, so we headed to Harvard Square over the weekend to check it out. The race takes place every year in October and athletes from all over the world participate. I couldn’t believe how many spectators gathered to watch!

Head of the Charles Regatta
Head of the Charles Cambridge

The bridge was packed so we stood on the bank of the Charles River with our hot apple cider. It was fun to see all of the rowers zip past us throughout the day. At one point, we thought that someone was barking orders like a pirate — but maybe we were just imagining that because we’re weird. Totally a possibility.

Head of the Charles Boston
Head of the Charles Boston
Head of the Charles Boston
Head of the Charles Boston
Head of the Charles Boston

I have to admit, we aren’t into rowing so the race wasn’t that exciting for us, but we loved the atmosphere, and all of the street food. I’ll take clam chowder and hot cider any day! Plus, walking around Harvard Square during Autumn is gorgeous.

Head of the Charles Boston
Head of the Charles Boston
Head of the Charles Boston
Head of the Charles Boston

Have you ever been to Head of the Charles?

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  • http://www.rhymeandribbons.com/ Amanda

    I’ve been to the Royal Regatta in England and really enjoyed it. Your experience looks even better because of the beautiful fall colours and the fact that it wasn’t as crowded! x

  • http://hemborgwife.wordpress.com/ Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife

    I love these sort of things! We went to a river race here last Spring and I have been looking forward to go again ever since!

  • http://lulug1975.blogspot.co.uk/ Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

    We have the Cambridge versus Oxford boat race every year in the UK, brill fun to watch! I like your pics. : )

  • http://jennafinch.blogspot.com/ Jenna

    So beautiful! What a perfect way to spend a day in Boston :) There’s definitely no time like the Fall to enjoy apple cider and clam chowder.

  • http://www.lattesandpawprints.com/ Stephanie

    You always have such beautiful photos! :)

  • http://sometimesztakespictures.blogspot.com/ Z K

    How do I live fifteen minutes from Harvard Square and didn’t know about this!? Just goes to show what finals week does to you…love all the photos! Glad you had a great time!

  • http://www.jade-moat.com/ Jade Moat

    I have never been to Boston but it’s on my to do list, hopefully in 2014!

  • Rachel Murphree

    Rowing in Cambridge just screams New England preppy in a way that I LOVE. I would have loved an afternoon of this.

  • http://blog.lixhewett.com/ Lix Hewett

    Such GORGEOUS photos. Love them.

  • Jodi

    I was there too! That would have been funny if we had run into each other. I was on the Brighton side. Such a fun time and the weather was awesome!

  • http://www.browniediaries.com/ Kaity

    wow, it’s so refreshing to see other sports recognized! everything here is all college football, college football, college football…it’s easy to forget that there are other sports out there in the world ;)

  • http://thenotquitemilitarywife.com/ Sarah Benson

    These pictures are beautiful! I need to get over to Cambridge to explore!

  • http://stampinmypassport.blogspot.com/ Jess

    I have never understood why rowing is a spectator sport. but if there is street food and hot cider, count me in.

  • Casey

    So gorgeous!!! And those Fall colors are amazing in Boston!

  • http://www.little-histories.com/ Lola

    This post makes me homesick! When I’m in Boston, I go every year. My college and my parents’ university both have tents, so a huge highlight for me is taking turns stopping by each, catching up with friends, & making new ones. Soaking up fall in New England isn’t bad, either!