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People breaking out the beach chairs in South Boston

Eileen Murphy spotted some people enjoying the beach off N Street in South Boston today.

Meanwhile, up on the Charles River, just upstream from the Arsenal Street bridge, some geese just couldn't be bothered to try out the water:

Geese and boaters on the Charles River
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not Pleasure Bay. You can see the yacht clubs in the background.

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Thanks.

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Gary C. reports he spotted 12 kite surfers in the air off Castle Island and another 12 on the ground getting ready to go in the air:

Kite surfers in Pleasant Bay

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