Saturday, March 22, 2014

Bow Loop on the Sudbury

Today I launched from one of the few places where a paddler can propel his boat steadily upstream for one mile and find himself back at the exact point from which he'd started.
This was made possible by an old one mile long oxbow navigable due to today's high water level.  The majority of the river's flow bypasses the loop via a 50 yard short cut at the oxbow's neck  which is located at the Little Farms boat launch in Framingham, MA.

Aside from some wood ducks, mallards, Canada geese, and many red-winged blackbirds, I had the oxbow to myself.  Fly nymphs are also out and about.  About three quarters of a mile into the loop, a still lingering Old Man Winter required a little nudge to allow my passage...

  Once back on the main channel I continued upriver to this flood control structure in Saxonville...
When my return trip downriver brought me back through the oxbow, I encountered 2 other kayakers and what appeared to be a father and son fishing from a motorized inflatable.

My trash haul back at Little Farms...
There were 45 recyclable containers (6 redeemable) and 40 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as plastic bags and Styrofoam.  YTD = 575

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