Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Concord River - Paddling to the Zenith

Today, I returned to the Concord River where these 2 television sets were seen near the Lowell Road bridge on November 25th.  In a joint effort with the Town of Concord Public Works Department both televisions have now been removed from the river. CPW staff coordinated the removal of the set seen on the slope and I recovered the one seen floating in the river.  My set was a Zenith and after securing it on deck I set off for the short paddle to the CPW yard via the Sudbury River...
This was the weirdest cargo I've transported to date and things were a little tippy until I got my boat to plane.  Actually the command was "slow and steady".
Here's the delivered set ready to be properly disposed of by CPW...

On the lower Sudbury a new encampment has sprung up...
The tent is cool, but the beer cans at water's edge are not.

A short foray was then undertaken on the Assabet River and resulted in some additional trash.  The day's catch...

There were 9 recyclable containers (5 redeemable) and 15 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish. 
YTD = 7218

While on the Assabet these 2 Muscovy ducks flew towards me fast and low, landing at the last minute just a few yards away...
It's the first time I've seen them airborne.

The lone and possibly injured male wood duck was seen again near Willow Island and it was good to see he is, once again, capable of flying short distances.

On the trip back to Lowell Rd., a light rain started and a fog began to develop over the river...



2 comments:

Rob said...

Gotta say that I miss being able to blow up your pictures extra large to capture the detail in things like the ducks.

I assume you made the change because it's more efficient management of pic posting, but might you consider creating cropped pictures as well to show us the detail of the wildlife you encounter?

Suasco Al said...

Rob, I agree with you about missing the ability to enlarge photos two times. Blogger made the change to one enlargement only. I'm not sure why they did so.