Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Danvers River to Beverly Harbor

Another day working in Danvers had me finding ideal conditions for a late day paddle on the Danvers River.  There was little to no wind as I launched at Pope's Landing in Danversport just past low tide.  Almost immediately I began seeing bufflehead ducks, mallards, herons, a belted kingfisher, gulls, terns, and loons (pictured at left).
What I didn't know at launching was that a special guest was waiting to accompany me downriver.  Here he is near where the Porter, Crane and Waters rivers converge...
My Harbor Seal friend didn't say much, but it was nice knowing he was there for the 2 miles or so to Berverly Harbor.  Everytime I would stop for a bit, he would pop up and slowly approach for a closer look...
That's the Essex Bridge (Rt. 1A) in the background.
The piers under the north end of the bridge were busy as boats were unloading their catch and being refueled...

Returning back upriver, the Kernwood Bridge was approached...

My very modest trash haul of 2 pieces chose to hangout topside for the ride back...
YTD = 6741



2 comments:

Bernie Paquette said...

Message to my clean up friends: Beautification images can be as or more motivating than images of trashed environments. Start with values (beautiful natural litter free settings) and drive behaviors that will sustain the values. Overuse of images of litter might backfire by discouraging some people and convincing others, that littering is an accepted and normalized behavior.
I like the before and after approach. Or at least a mix of showing the possible, expected, desired, and at other times showing the unacceptable offensive break in normal societal behavior-littered landscapes.
Thank you for showing the desired views-they are beautiful, relaxing and look to be healthy. And your value added history of the area and other insights are quite enjoyable. They are an inspiration to continue to pick up littered trash and to inspire the community to maintain an attitude intolerant of littered trash.
Happy Thanksgiving
Bernie

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Those are a series of nice shots of the bay. Beverly harbor is quite busy at that time of the season. Even small cargo ships pass through there.