Friday, January 27, 2012

Danvers River at a Higher Tide

My getting off work in Danvers, this afternoon, coincided with today's rainstorm winding down and a high tide to boot.  The photo at left shows things getting peaceful just before sundown.  The Kernwood Bridge is in the distance.
I launched at Pope's Landing and hoped to explore the upper reaches of the Waters River but the Water Street (Rt 35) bridge was only allowing ducks passage at this tide level...
Speaking of waterfowl, there were many to be seen today.  Buffleheads, mergansers and these loons...
Belted kingfishers and Canada geese were also seen.

Once back in the Danvers River, I checked out the tidal basin just upriver from the Kernwood Country Club.  When I reached the tides limit I came upon this pile of ornate granite work...
At first I thought I was seeing the ruins of an old building, but later saw on a map that this pile is behind the St. Mary's cemetery.

On the other side of the Kernwood peninsula a brief shore raid in a small pocket cove resulted in the majority of today's haul...
There were 48 in all: 15 recyclable containers (3 redeemable) and 33 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as plastic bags, styrofoam cups, a propane cylinder, water gun, and the ever present nip bottles.
YTD = 367

The return to Pope's Landing provided a good little workout against an outgoing tide that seemed to be trying to reach the open sea before dark.
Considering it is late January, today was rather nice out on the water.

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