Monday, November 12, 2012
A Dandy Dalliance on the Danvers River
I began my trip downriver to Beverly Pier one hour after high tide, and the ebb was just beginning to get started. Water levels were still high enough, however, to provide access to washed up trash along the riverbanks that slope down from the Kernwood Country Club golf course. Nearly all of today's trash was found along that stretch of river.
Once past the Essex Bridge (opening photo), I turned around and began heading upriver. The flow of water draining out of the adjacent North River was being boosted by a strong southwest wind resulting in a sideways current under the Essex Bridge.
On the way back I stopped to check out these faded images on the side of a Danversport fishing (?)shack...
Today's bounty from the sea (shore)...
There were 41 recyclable containers (15 redeemable) and 59 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as plastic bags, and styrofoam cups. YTD = 6301