Wednesday, August 11, 2010
With the Bird Island Challenge looming on the horizon, the waters of Cochituate provided a great place to get in some practice. Still a long way from the chopiness and saltiness of Buzzards Bay!
The photo at left shows the view entering the North Pond. I believe the yellow boom acts as a blinking yellow light to slowdown the on-water traffic. All vessels are required to make a 90 degree turn to the left before proceeding north.
The North Pond gave up a little trash at the far end and a tire on the west side. I almost passed on picking up the tire, but thought back to having seen this recent account of some other's efforts. One tire seems like the least I could do, considering their haul! Check out the photo of the guy towing the tire barge!
Just before passing under the always busy Route 9, and entering the South Lake, I drank in this view of the cascading water falls at Boston Scientific...
Once in the South Pond, I watched this red-tailed hawk evict the resident cormorants from their favorite little island...
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Hey Al - saw the reference to Chip's river cleanup - do you post on P-net?
Erik, Yes, Paddling.net is where I saw the message about Chip's huge tire haul. Those guys took things to a whole other level! I'm a frequent reader of paddling.net and find it a great resource for all things paddling related. Other than an occasional comment, I stay on the sidelines (though was guilty of the "tired out" pun).
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