Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Charles River - Riverdale Park to Hemlock Gorge & Back
The weather was warm, so warm, in fact, that it felt like summertime.
After leaving the area of Riverdale Park, the river widens quite a bit and looks more like a lake or pond (view at left).
The trip downriver was a smooth one with only one unusual thing catching my attention. It was this large pile of stacked wood that appears to be leaning towards the river....
It was 'high noon' when I arrived at the Silk Mill Dam in Newton Upper Falls. My boat and I landed on river left and I walked down the portage trail into Hemlock Gorge. The view looking upriver from the gorge to the dam...
The day's total of 114 brokedown as follows: 59 recyclable containers (14 redeemable) and 55 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as styrofoam cups, quite a few plastic bags/large sheets of plastic, nip bottles, and 3 empty spray cans. My YTD total stands at 2257.