Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Concord River - Egg Rock to Ball's Hill & Back

Taking advantage of today's 'musquash weather' I trash patrolled the upper Concord River down to Ball's Hill and back.  Jeff and his Czech built Zastera kayak were seen at the Lowell Rd. boat launch.  We seem to be bumping into each other quite a bit lately.  Different day, different river!
While I got under way on the Concord, he was planning to paddle the Assabet River.
Shortly I was passing under a very boisterous group of youngsters perched on the Old North Bridge and approaching a much quieter Flint's Bridge pictured at left.

On the trip downriver many dorsal fins of carp could be seen in the shallows...
They appear to be the largest fish in the river.

Between Sawmill Brook and Ball's Hill I accomplished 2 firsts for the season.  An automotive tire and a empty propane tank were recovered and secured to my aft deck.  The tire's center provided a perfect spot for the tank to ride.  Sort of looked like the turret on a military tank.

The trip back upriver was pleasant and another boisterous group held the "rude arch".  They seemed to be having a great time.

Back at Egg Rock, I came upon this hapless hawk being relentlessly mobbed by crows and smaller yellow colored birds...
To be honest, I wouldn't have been the least bit upset had the hawk turned the table on his tormentors but he seemed resigned to his fate. 

The previously full trash barrel at the Old Calf Pasture has been emptied.  Thanks to whoever took care of that matter.  Also at the Calf Pasture, a nice new sign greets those who enter and reminds them that litter is not welcome...
Kudos to whoever designed this great sign!  Nice job!

My day's catch of 24 pieces posed hullside...
The breakdown: 10 recyclable containers (2 redeemable) and 14 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as styrofoam, plastic bags, an inner tube, car's tire, and the very rusted and empty propane cylinder.
My YTD total stands at 3179.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for making the river a better place. I like to fish alot and I always have to pick up trash left behind by other fishermans.