Saturday, November 2, 2013

Savoring the Last of D.S.T.


Warm mornings such as today's are getting fewer and farther between.  Therefore, I got up a little early on this last day of Daylight Savings Time and launched at Lowell Road in Concord.  I quickly passed under the Old North Bridge and began following the Concord River's northward course while the sun beat back some clouds to the east.
Yesterday's strong winds had finally subsided leaving mirror-like water.
 
Below Flint's Bridge this Halloween leftover seemed to be striding the river in search of its head...

 At Buttrick's Hill the sun was illuminating things nicely...

Near Davis Hill this American bittern held a frozen pose...

The small amount of trash encountered allowed room for a tired tire to climb aboard...
There were 15 recyclable containers (6 redeemable) and 19 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish including plastic, Styrofoam, and the tire.  YTD = 5524

As the post-paddle day continued to warm Mrs. Trashpaddler and I journeyed by bicycle to Unquetynasset Brook in Dunstable via the Nashua River Rail Trail...
...and pondered the meaning of its name while enjoying some warm late day sun.

1 comment:

Bernie Paquette said...

Thx for sharing the "headless Styx" and the great bittern photo. And Thank You for removing the man made tarnish from nature's tapestry.

Bernie