Sunday, May 17, 2015

Finding Fair Haven

Took a little journey up the Sudbury River this morning en route to Fairhaven Bay.  Given the splendid conditions encountered at Nashawtuc Road Bridge it seemed a capital idea.



The inscription at Egg Rock showed water levels having dropped another half foot or so since my last visit on May 5th...



Not everyone had this Sunday morning off from work as this Keolis crew working on the railroad attests...

  
The absence of fishermen, other than two I saw fishing from Heath's Bridge, surprised me as it seemed fish were leaping clear out of the water all over the place.

Once past Heath's Bridge I had the river...
 ...Fairhaven Bay...
...and the bay's Brooke Island all to myself...
 
On my trip back downriver I encountered some newbies at Clamshell Bank...

Trash was very light consisting of plastic bags, a deflated soccer ball...


... and the first beer can I've encountered with an image of a car-topped canoe...
Reminds me of the opening scene in a certain 1970s movie which featured some great banjo playing.  The canoeists in that movie didn't find the Fair Haven that I did.

6 comments:

Erik Eckilson said...

I should have emailed you - we did a RICKA trip from Acton to Concord. Would have been nice to see you.

Trashpaddler said...

Hi Erik, Saw your photos and it looks like you all had a nice trip down. Sure was a beautiful day for it.
I wouldn't have been able to join as my paddling window allowed only for an early morning outing.
Good to see all those cars with RI plates at the Acton Canoe Launch.

Erik Eckilson said...

What happened at Leaning Hemlocks - a lot of erosion along the banks there. I don't remember that last year.

Trashpaddler said...

Saw mention of the plaque in memory of George Bartlett being "propped up" in your recent post. I last paddled through the Leaning Hemlocks on 5/5 and didn't notice anything unusual.
Will have to take another/closer look.

Erik Eckilson said...

Maybe it's just me- - I thought it looked like it had fallen over.

Trashpaddler said...

Over this past rough winter the thick ice buildup may have dislodged it.