Saturday, October 31, 2015

Northward on the Concord

There probably won't be many more times when paddling against a northwest breeze will be a pleasant experience 'round these parts.  However, yesterday afternoon paddling northward on the Concord River and into that breeze wasn't bad at all.  I hugged the river's west shoreline from Route 225 in Bedford down to Route 3 and then, after turning about, let that same breeze give me a welcome boost all the way back.  Of course air temperatures being in the high 50s make all the difference.

Later though, when passing a more barren looking Two Brothers Rocks...
...I couldn't help but to think of the opening lyrics to the song "Urge for Going" written by Joni Mitchell:

I awoke today and found the frost
perched on the town
It hovered in a frozen sky, then it
gobbled summer down
When the sun turns traitor cold and all
the trees are shivering in a naked row
I get the urge for going
But I never seem to go
I get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
Summertime is falling down and winter
is closing in...

Some trash however, did get to go...

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