Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Sudbury River - Route 20 to the Power Lines and Back
Trash was fairly plentiful along the way and this slowed my upriver progress more than had been anticipated. Following a stop for lunch at the conservation area landing on river left, I headed past Indian Point till coming upon this tree demonstrating the advantages of being adaptable...
Finally, I reached the blowdown that has blocked my upriver passage for more than a month...
I continued my upriver patrol as far as the power lines (opening photo) and turned around for the trip downstream.
Wildlife seen today were numerous ducks, several blue herons, one hawk, and a couple of hardy turtles.
Once back at the boat launch, the day's catch assembled alongside my boat's hull...
There were 2 unusual finds today. One was an empty can of Sabotaz 80 paint for "graffiti artists". This product is manufactured in Athens, Greece by Cosmoslac.
The other unusual find was an empty 14 1/2 ounce bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham's Medicine. A quick search on the web revealed that Lydia made her concoctions specifically for women starting around 1876 in Lynn, Massachusetts. One of her slogans was "A Baby in Every Bottle". The business ran into the 1960's.
With the "Beaver Moon" now upon us, I'm reminded that the next 3 full moons are the toughest with names like "Cold", "Wolf" and "Snow".