Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Winding Down on the Assabet River

I almost didn't paddle this afternoon.  Work had been a little tough for this "old dog" learning new tricks in order to meet a fast approaching deadline.  After leaving work I passed on the first launch site, but the second one got me and I'm glad it did.
Launching at Lowell Road I headed into a very shallow Assabet River and began trying to find the deeper channels on my way up to Spencer Brook.  The inscription at Egg Rock shows just how low water levels are...
Aside from a chattering belted kingfisher, things were fairly quiet.  This blue heron proved to be unflappable...
I imagine it takes a lot to ruffle his feathers.
Most of the trash looked like it had been hanging around for awhile including a couple of old glass relics for my "Riverbottom Blues Old Bottle Museum"...
There were 19 recyclable containers (2 redeemable) and 13 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish. 
YTD = 4887
It wasn't a long paddle but it provided just the right note to end the day on.  Actually, an old sounding new song by Nick Lowe helped in that department.  His song "Sensitive Man" is a pretty catchy tune.

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