Saturday, March 29, 2014

Real Warmth on the Concord

This morning's thermometer showed a rare 40 degrees with another 10 degree rise expected.  It both felt and looked like springtime was really here and the inscription at Egg Rock (at left) indicated an ideal water level.  However, with heavy rains predicted and a flood watch in effect, I decided to get on the river early while there was still some sunshine to enjoy.  By the time I'd paddled down the Concord River to Davis Hill and back the clouds had moved in. 



 
This hooded merganser was hanging around Egg Rock...

The Old North Bridge was being guarded by a lone Red Coat...

Below the Monument Street bridge this red-tailed hawk allowed me to drift underneath the branch he was perched on...

Upon reaching Davis Hill it was all open water northward towards Rt. 225 and beyond...
I turned about and began the trip back upriver.

Back on solid ground my trash haul posed under the now cloudy skies...
There were 32 recyclable containers (5 redeemable) and 33 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as Styrofoam, plastic bags, and a very happy balloon.  YTD = 794

One nice find today was another John Paul Jones one-pint amber whiskey bottle in excellent condition. 

2 comments:

PenobscotPaddles said...

Glad you got out on that nice warm day! I've been reading your posts with envy through the winter. Maybe this hard rain will free up some of our streams for spring paddling!

Suasco Al said...

Thanks PenobscotPaddles, The rivers and streams down this way are pretty much open and I hope the open conditions get up your way in short order. Sure was a long winter!