Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lower Assabet Getting Lower



This morning found low water levels on the  lower Assabet River as most of  the tributaries such as Spencer Brook (at left) are being downright stingy.

I had launched near daybreak into the lower Sudbury River and found the river shrouded in mist...

Arriving at Egg Rock, the sun was found to be starting another day's work...

After rounding the sandbar at the confluence, I entered the Assabet River and trash patrolled it up to Nashoba Brook before turning around.   Some additional trash was recovered from the lower Sudbury where some shore fishermen had recently left it at their feet.

Here's the combined day's catch...

They were later joined by some plastic fencing encountered near the Leaning Hemlocks...
Final tally for the day was 26 recyclable containers (6 redeemable) and 54 pieces of misc. rubbish such as plastic bags, nip bottles, bait tubs, fishing line, etc.  YTD = 4047

Only 6 days 'til this year's edition of the Blackburn Challenge draws paddlers and rowers to the salty waters of Cape Ann.


2 comments:

suep said...

when packing for next week, maybe you should include some shark repellant ! be careful out there...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/shark-man-frantically-paddles-shore-great-white-article-1.1110086

Suasco Al said...

Thanks Sue. I'll keep an eye out for any large dorsal fins. If I see one, I may have a personal-best time in getting into Gloucester Harbor!