Friday, January 9, 2009
Winter is my favorite time of year to ride along Baxter Boulevard in the city. The roadway, named after James P. Baxter, a former mayor, wraps around the west side of Back Cove. When the fog rolls in or it's storming, the gray canvas sky provides a startling background. This view looks out towards Tukey's Bridge and 295 in the distance. During my high school years, we lived just off the roadway and up a hill a ways. This was a common scene out a large second floor window seat. Growing up near here, many summer days were spent bike riding the pathways along the banks. This, of course, was years before the city added the recreational pathways that are now populated daily with bikers, joggers and walkers, but not this morning.