Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lower Sudbury and Assabet Rivers

 Mrs. Trashpaddler and I got in a late day trash patrol on the lower Sudbury and Assabet Rivers today.  Water levels are still low despite recent thunderstorms.  Reaching Willow Island required propelling ourselves across a sandbar or two.
Purple loosestrife are now in bloom and we saw our first Cardinal flowers of the season.
As we passed under this sentry we noted he was too busy with personal grooming to pay us much heed...
The red-tailed hawk near the Concord DPW yard was quite vocal, as usual. 
On the return trip, thanks to approaching the shore for a bait tub, 2 deer were seen browsing near Egg Rock.
The sun had dipped below the treetops when we returned to our launch location.  The trash count was a modest 19.  Of these 16 were recyclable (6 redeemable) and 3 were misc. rubbish.  Combining today's catch with my 'Lucky 7' from the Blackburn Challenge brought my YTD total to 3529.

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