Sunday, October 14, 2012

Seasonal Flip-Flop on the Sudbury River


On Friday I paddled in the wake of a cold front that ushered in some below freezing temperatures.  Today, I paddled in the wake of a warm front that, happily, sent the mercury in the other direction.  By the time I landed it almost felt like summer had returned.

Clouds from the front still lingered as I approached the Nashawtuc Road Bridge (photo at left) on my passage up the Sudbury River enroute to Sudbury Road.  Prior to reaching the Sudbury Road Bridge (Heaths Bridge) no trash was to be found.  However the shore fishermen that frequent  this location use the rocks and shrubbery as their dumpster.  Probably one of the worst locations I see in this regard.  All of today's haul was found within 50 feet of the river on the southwest side of the bridge...
There were 10 plastic bags, 11 bait tubs (10 styrofoam) and 15 recyclable containers (5 redeemable).  YTD = 5827

On the return trip downriver the sun was out and I wasn't the only one celebrating the return of warm temperatures...

At the riverside bistro, seating was available...



2 comments:

Suasco Al said...

Yikes, The number of redeemable containers was 8 rather than the 5 listed. The warm temps. threw me off.

Mike said...

Unfortunately, the shore fishermen here in North Carolina, can leave a mess behind too. During a recent paddling trip to one of my favorite "haunts" (it's nearly Halloween!), I spent a good 20 minutes picking up trash within a 25 yard radius of a dock and boat ramp. BTW, there was a NC park-provided trash can within that 25 yard radius too! Go figure?