Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Water at Hand

My only goal this morning was to get out on the water.  After all, the Blackburn Challenge is only 3 weeks away and closing fast.
After considering several local sites I selected the Lincoln Canoe Launch. From there I headed down the Sudbury River arriving at Fairhaven Bay (photo at left) a little after 7 am.  Ripples emanated from where a good-sized carp had just leapt out of the water. The morning was a beauty, sunny and cool.

At Martha's Point a lone water lily blossom caught my eye...

A little downstream of Sudbury Road a blue heron had an itch he could scratch while still maintaining both his dignity and balance...
(If I were to attempt this move, more than likely I'd lose both).

Saw some purple color for the first time this season...

Trash would have been on the light side if a particular family hadn't spent a day fishing at the Calf Pasture...
Piled up against an old tree were the remnants of a day by the river: 13 beer cans, 3 bait tubs, Styrofoam food trays, 3 plastic bags, aluminum foil, baby formula, and an empty bag of charcoal briquettes.  In fact, they even left their grill.

At Egg Rock, the inscription/gauge is indicating low water levels (despite Thursday's gullywasher)...

Upon my return to Fairhaven Bay a welcome breeze would greet me once past Brooke Island...

 The day's trash haul...
There were 33 recyclable containers (26 redeemable) and 53 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish.
YTD = 3131

2 comments:

Karen said...

I was there yesterday. The water sure is low.

Bernie Paquette said...

Beautiful Lilly, and open water scene. SO much more so sans the litter you cleaned up.
Thank You for sharing your photos, trips, and a little bit of history with us each trip.