I then re-launched and began trash patrolling the shoreline of the North Pond. The newest weapon in my arsenal, the "Come Hither" proved ideal for reaching further onto the shore and snagging previously unreachable trash. It worked like a "dream come true"! Paddling along the shoreline I noted a pair of swans, a few Canada geese, a few ducks, and a few small fishing boats. The music most enjoyed today was James Keelaghan's song Cold Missouri Waters. Give it a listen at this link. Play song at upper right.
Lake Cochituate made for a most idyllic spot to wile away the day. Brings to mind the line from Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows..."There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
At the conclusion of my patrol, the day's catch was removed from my boat and posed for a photo under the watchful eye of 'Come Hither'.
The count for the day was 77 pieces. There were 44 recyclables (26 redeemable) and 33 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as plastic bags, styrofoam cups, and an "Old Navy" frisbee. My YTD total stands at 1410.