Hi Stan, I wanted to say thanks for your input about places to paddle. I would like to head out on the Charles at some point, but typically when I am in Cambridge I am sitting in front of a computer or in a classroom, so this just hasn't happened yet. I love Gloucester, and have a friend that lives very close to Lanes Cove, but it is just a haul for me no matter where I am, and I probably won't fit it in until near the end of summer when my classes are over. I think the Concord and Assabet will likely be the area that I get to explore a bit within the next couple of weeks (right now it isn't happening at all due to my ridiculous workload --- sad, but true). Thank you so much again!