Monday, April 25, 2011
Ipswich River - West St. in Danvers
Red-winged blackbirds were in abundance today. Also seen were mallards, Canada geese, and several musquashes.
About 1/3 of a mile above Rt. 114, there is an expanse of open water (pictured at left) which seems fairly rare on this twisting/tree-filled river. This became my turnaround point and I headed back down to West Street.
There isn't much of a riverbank at the landing and unbeknownst to me, while today's captured trash was disembarking from my boat, another group of passengers was busy stowing away. The result was 43 pieces of trash removed from the river along with 8 leeches attached to my boat's hull. Good thing I didn't go in for an after-paddle dip!
Today's haul of 43 pieces...