Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Little Gunkholing in Sandy Bay

Today was a splendid day for visiting the town of Rockport and some pleasant gunkholing along its rocky shores. 
After launching our boats from the town's Granite Pier, Mrs. Trashpaddler and I paddled into many of the town's nooks and crannies.  We toured the Old Harbor and newer harbor and then slowly made our way to Straitsmouth Island and its little white lighthouse.  The dilapidated keeper's house is still standing and for some reason always reminds of the house in Andrew Wyeth's painting Christina's World 
Reaching the outer most shore of the island, we drank-in the view of Thacher Island's Twin Lights about 1.5 miles distant...
 Returning to our gunkholing we soon encountered the island's chief gull and admired his regal stature...
 Reporting to him were multitudes of lesser gulls, cormorants, and black ducks. 
Very little trash was encountered during our excursion.  One floating beer can in Rockport Harbor and 3 other pieces of trash back at the Granite Pier.  The foursome's request for one last viewing of Sandy Bay was granted!...

There were 3 recyclable containers (2 redeemable) and 1 plastic bag.  YTD total stands at 3139.

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