Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Assabet River - Sudbury Rd. to Fort Meadow Brook

Late this morning I was able to get out on the Assabet River and enjoy some fairly warm temperatures for a change.  The wind, which has been busy of late, lessened as the morning turned to afternoon.  By the time I reached my turnaround point at the mouth of Fort Meadow Brook, a real nice day was taking shape.  Electing not to pass under the box culvert where the brook enters the river, I did go ashore and snap a photo while standing atop it.  The view at left is looking at the spot where brook and river join.
The trip upriver to this point had been a pleasant one with numerous sightings of wood ducks, mallards, blue herons, turkey vultures, turtles and many a musquash.  The turtles were once again soaking up the sun's rays...
There had been a fair amount of trash encountered today and the trip back saw one group riding in an impromptu forecastle while the others stayed aft, below deck...
Once back at Sudbury Road, both groups mingled hullside...
In addition to Gabriel's Horn, there were 71 other pieces of trash recovered.   Recyclable containers numbered 29 with 4 of those being redeemable.  The remaning 43 pieces consisted of miscellaneous rubbish such as a paint can, a large styrofoam chunk, pieces of plastic, an automotive piston, and the aforementioned plastic milk crate.  My YTD total stands at 587.
I hope other folks were able to ignore the revved-up weather forcasters and enjoy the nice day at hand. 

1 comment:

Bernie Paquette said...

Garbriel's horn returned to its proper place-Alleluiah! The fish will be triumphant again all be it sans-music. LOL. Thank You for the clean up and your reports and photos.
Bernie