Sunday, January 8, 2012

Danvers and Bass Rivers

Work brought me to Danvers once again, today, and upon completion of the day's tasks, my boat and I somehow ended up at Pope's Landing with thoughts of watching tonight's full "Wolf" moon rise in the eastern sky.  We rode the outgoing tide down to and under the Kernwood Bridge where we attempted to hang a left into the Bass River but ran short of water about 100 yards from the river's entrance.  After using my reverse gear and turning about, a new course was plotted following the navigational bouys around the mud flats.  Once in the Bass River, we were out of the wind and noted the sun trying to gain some ground late in the day.  This tug, the Emily Anne, was putting quite a few old tires to good use (at left).  Large numbers of bufflehead ducks were seen along with other ducks, gulls, geese, and loons such as this one...
The Bass River was followed up to where Rt. 62 could be seen before turning around and heading back towards Danvers.

The sunset occurred on schedule...
If the "Wolf" moon rose on schedule, it was well hidden by clouds.  It was only upon reaching my driveway, that I finally saw it through my windshield...
And then, as I approached my house, it loomed bright above the trees...

Once again, not a single piece of trash was encountered along the way.
A novel winter so far, but I'm not complaining!

2 comments:

suep said...

Another No Trash Day -- looks like you are 2 for 2 so far this year -- a welcome trend !

Suasco Al said...

Hi Sue, Well, actually more like 2 out of 3 because of a visit to Little Farms Road and the Sudbury River.
After reading your "Eagle Ogling" post where you saw 4 eagles in one day, I recall my excitement at seeing one adult eagle on the Assabet last summer. They really add majesty to the scene!