Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Trashpaddler's Paradise?

Is there such a place?  Where the skies are blue and a fresh breeze blows across ocean waters.  Protected harbors are within easy reach and discarded rum bottles have dollar bills in them!  Yes, I can almost hear Burl Ives singing that old hobo song "There's a lake of stew, and ginger ale too, and you can paddle all around it in a big canoe, In the Big Rock Candy Mountain" and then the chorus "Oh the buzzin of the bees, in the cigarette trees, near the soda water fountains, at the lemonade springs, where the blue bird sings, on the Big Rock Candy Mountain."

Well today, after Mrs. Trashpaddler and I briefly visited this quaint and safe old harbor...

we emerged to find such a Trashpaddler's dream, an empty rum bottle with a rolled-up dollar bill inside...
Note the bill inside.  Nice!

The beer bottle floating near it was missing its dollar bill...
Probably just an oversight.

A visit to one of the many beaches provided some of those wafer-thin "Hooksett Poker Chips" absolutely free of charge!

Yes, this truly was paradise, and this picture would show a very wide smile if it weren't for my hat providing too much shade...
Of course, being that this place was paradise, I'm not at liberty to divulge the location.  However, there are ample clues, not the least of which is the required flying of the International Trashpaddler's flag.

Back at the takeout location the day's booty was divvied up...
Salty chips anyone?

Todays count: 21 pieces of trash breaking down as 7 recyclable containers (3 redeemable) and 14 pieces of miscellaneous trash such as plastic and 8 Hooksett Discs.  YTD total = 3783

By the way, I like the slogan on the Cape Pond Ice bag: PURE YANKEE COLD    That's cold!!!

A lot to ponder while enjoying our post-paddle "Dark and Stormy".

1 comment:

suep said...

Aha I know where you are, have been going there every year now in September ... yes it is a paradise!

wow - I will look for some of those special rum-bottles, if they turn up on the beaches.
Oh darn now I have that song stuck in my head !!!! thanks
Landlubber Sue