Thursday, August 26, 2010
Assabet River - Hudson to Gleasondale & Return
I launched at Cox Street in Hudson and headed downriver. Trash was found at just about every snag. A cormorant joined me for about a mile on both the trip down and up. When I finally reached the limit of his territory, he watched silently as I paddled by...
At the dam, I turned around and began the trip back upriver.
By the time I reached Cox Street, my boat was carrying a fairly good haul of 136 pieces of trash. The breakdown: 64 recyclable containers (14 redeemable) and 72 pieces of rubbish such as styrofoam, plastic bags, nip bottles, a small basketball, a small plastic bat, a spray can of pesticide, and several fishing bobbers. My YTD total stands at 4351.
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