Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Serenity in Cochituate

Not far from the hustle and bustle of Natick's Routes 9, 30, and 90 is a serene little spot at the end of a short dirt road. The parking area is in a shady grove where some folks just relax in their cars while others go closer to the water's edge to fish or enjoy the breeze from their lawn chairs.  It's a very tranquil place.  I sought refuge there after completing my morning work-related chores and within 20 minutes of arriving found myself contemplating this little island...
My time on the water today was confined to the North Lake which seems more peaceful than the Middle of South Lakes.

I visited the lake's outlet which wasn't letting out much in the way of water to Cochituate Brook and the Sudbury River beyond...

Enroute to this spot I'd come across 24 empty beer bottles that had been left in the woods alongside the lake, all within 10 feet of each other.

Heading north I came across a heron who'd commandeered a boat and may have been trying to enlist some ducks as crew...

Before ending my relaxing time on the lake, this day's trash haul got in a little beach-time...
There were 32 recyclable containers (30 redeemable) and 9 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish. 
YTD = 4162

Later my car, boat, and I crept slowly out onto a busy route 30.

2 comments:

ronhaines said...

Hi Al,
Thoroughly enjoy reading about your jaunts. Keep it up.
Ron Haines

Suasco Al said...

Thanks Ron