Friday, May 6, 2011
Assabet River - Egg Rock to Damondale & Return
Weather conditions were just about perfect for such a trip.
Wildlife seen were mallards, wood ducks, a hawk, a blue heron, many cardinals, turtles, and Canada geese that seemed to be hiding in the grass.
Just before reaching Pine Street, a foul odor was detected and I discovered the source to be this macabre looking carcass of a very young deer...
The current became stronger and the water became shallower as I neared Damondale. Just upstream of the Route 62 bridge, a small eddy allowed the opportunity to snap a photo of the Damon Mill...
Thanks to the aforementioned swift current and the southwest breeze, I was soon back at Egg Rock and allowing my haul of 116 pieces of trash to stretch their legs at the Calf Pasture...
While my boat and I were landing at Lowell Road, a neighbor and his friend were launching a beautiful hand-built traditional rowing craft. It was being launched into the Concord River for what may have been its maiden voyage. I recall being told it was built from a Chesapeake Light Craft (CLC) kit, and while I'm not certain as to the model, it looked similar to CLC's Chester Yawl design. The Concord River must have been pleased to host such a guest.
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