Friday, December 23, 2011
Finding Santa in the Assabet River
That's a pretty impressive pile of wood shavings!
A little further downriver I encountered my first ever floating boomerang.
Trash was plentiful in this approximately 1-mile stretch of river. Quite a difference from the nearly trashless 1-mile section of the Ipswich River paddled yesterday.
Back at Cox Street all passengers disembarked while Santa watched from above...
YTD = 7499 which I'll round up to 7,500 for the year.
What happened next served to remind me how important it is to be nice when around Santa. I reached into my boat's forward hatch for the drybag containing my car keys and came up empty. Not a good feeling. Upon looking in my car's window, there on the front seat I espied the bag with the keys. A quick call was made to Mrs. Trashpaddler, who then contacted AAA for me. At that point, I'm left expecting a long wait in a rainshower for help to arrive. But before I had even finished securing my rooftop yacht, AAA appeared and a jolly bearded fellow wedged the car door, inserted a hook and unlocked my car in a jiffy. As he left he said Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
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What would we do with AAA. Have a great Christmas Al
Yes, AAA sure is great when in that kind of a jam. I've been a member for many years but yesterday was the first time I needed to make such a call for help. I'll have to remember to enter the AAA phone number into my cellphone for future catastrophes.
Left to my own devices, I had only the newly aquired boomerang to work with and darkness was setting in. Probably would have been there all night! Merry Christmas!
what? you mean you DON'T know how to break into a car using a boomerang??
what an interesting day you had, three cheers for AAA -
merry christmas !
Thanks for your comment! They're no Santa in a bucket, but we do what we can!
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