Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Powwow Paddling

This morning, under bright and sunny skies, I paddled the stretch of the Powwow River which connects Country Pond and Powwow Pond in Kingston, New Hampshire.  I launched at the New Boston Road boat launch (photo at left) and immediately passed under the roadway and into the very shallow Powwow River.  This river combines the outflows from both Country Pond and Great Pond before reaching Powwow Pond.  The area between these three ponds is an extensive wetland/marsh and is said to contain a significant Atlantic white cedar forest.

As I was getting underway, two duckhunters were paddling back to the boat ramp and they reported one mallard successfully taken.  Glad I remembered my orange hat and gloves.

Around the first bend this osprey was encountered...

The Powwow River unfolded before me...


I believe this is one of the aforementioned Atlantic white cedar trees...
 
 
 
After heading in a southernly direction for about a mile and a half, I reached Country Pond and its more open water...
 
 
There's a large island in the middle of the pond and that is where lunch was taken.  An after lunch walk brought me by these abandoned cabins...
 
Looks like an ideal setting for one of those Halloween movies.
 
The return trip to Powwow Pond included a possible eagle sighting, but confirmation couldn't be certain as the bird soared seemingly into the clouds.
 
Back at the landing my trash haul posed briefly before jumping into my car's trunk...
There were 20 recyclable containers and 11 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish including a shotgun shell, a large plastic bag, several hot dogs, and an environmentally friendly bait tub...
 
A shoutout to the DMF Bait Company for packaging their product in biodegradable containers rather than styrofoam or plastic.  They have a great slogan and, in addition to worms and crickets, they also carry tubs of leeches.  Nice!
 
YTD = 6017
 





4 comments:

backshortly said...

Good work with the unnatural debris...

Suasco Al said...

Backshortly, Thanks for your comment.

I just enjoyed a visit to your blog's neck of the water. Very nice site!

Anonymous said...

Hi Al-I enjoy your site very much. The world would be a far better place with lots of people like you in it - and in DC.

Your fellow paddler
Cris

Suasco Al said...

Hello fellow paddler Cris and thanks for your kind comment.