The Charles River currently has dangerous levels of bacteria. The Massachusetts department of health tested the water last Monday and the health advisory concern is in place for two weeks.
How does this effect Chinatown you may ask?
Dragon Boat is on the Charles remember?
Yes the Dragon Boat festival in Boston is over but many teams continue to practice and then compete throughout New England, in races that are scheduled so that you can go to all of them if you are willing. And that is exactly what some teams do, even practicing together in the winter.
So this week the team I am practicing with (which has become a combination of AACA and Kwong Kow's team, will have to figure something out because we're not getting in that water until it's safe.
Using the erg or Kung Fu may be an option.