Monday, December 4, 2017

A Festive Fairhaven

This December marks the tenth anniversary of this blog, and yesterday a small Xmas tree helped in creating a festive atmosphere, as I paddled the Sudbury River from Egg Rock up to Fairhaven Bay.

En route I paddled under a tranquil Nashawtuc Road bridge...

At Clamshell Bank some red berries seemed to be hiding amidst a sea of phragmites...

Approaching Fairhaven Bay I encountered 3 boats of fishermen...

Another 3 boats were in the bay proper along with a few kayaks...like a last fling before the bay starts icing over!

Went ashore on Brooks Island and enjoyed some hot cocoa while reflecting back on these past ten years.  I hope to share some of my favorite "trashpaddling" experiences in future December posts.


The trip's trash amounted to a small haul...
...but did include a Kmart plastic bag announcing "Life is ridiculously AWESOME".   Hmmm.

3 comments:

Erik Eckilson said...

Ten years- that's pretty amazing Al. If you could put it all in one place that would be quite a pile of trash at you have picked up over the year. Congrats, and hope to see you sometime before things get too cold.

Trashpaddler said...

Thanks Erik. I can lay claim to having one of the trashiest photo collections around as well as my two shelves of treasures. Getting together for some hiking or perhaps snowshoeing would be great. As to paddling, my shoulder is refusing anymore below 55 degrees propulsion and even threatening to head for Florida (with or without me). Think I'll let it rest/recover for awhile.

Erik Eckilson said...

Yup - let the shoulder rest - some things can't be rushed. I seem to be doing more hiking than paddling myself. Be in touch.