Friday, July 15, 2022

Eliot Tower

 Built in 1904 as a tribute to Charles Eliot the famous Landscape Architect who was instrumental in preserving the Blue Hills Reservation, little has been done since to maintain the Eliot Tower and Memorial Bridge. A complete restoration, however, is now, finally, in progress.


Thursday, July 14, 2022



So part of my reason for wanting to hike the Red Dot Loop Trail was to see how some of the mitigation efforts were coming along, in particular the installation of these jute mats intended to control the erosion that had been taking place where the trail meets the so-called Summit Road. Unfortunately, most of the seed that had been sown underneath has failed to produce, probably because this was done late last fall (November:?)--not the ideal time to be sowing seed in Massachusetts. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Red Dot


Once off the plane, I made a bee line toward the Blue Hills Reservation, a 7,000-acre state park in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. I had heard about some work being done on towers there and I wanted to go see it for myself. To get there, I hiked the rather prosaically named Red Dot Loop Trail.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022


A view of the coast just prior to landing at Boston Logan International Airport.

I was here over the Fourth of July, among other things, to do some hiking.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Flight 1182

Despite what we read and hear about flight cancellations and delays, some flights are happening without incident, like my recent flight from Richmond to Boston. Not only was it on time, but we actually were able to board and leave slightly ahead of schedule.