A paddler who continues to brake for trash and also posts at https://mywaterroots.blogspot.com
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
No Traffic Here
With today being the busiest travel day of the year I chose to paddle under Route 495 rather than drive upon it. The photo at left was taken as I returned, downriver, from a pre-Thanksgiving day paddle on the Assabet River.
I'd launched from Chapin Rd. in Hudson where the short inlet was iced over. From there I paddled upstream to Bridge Rd. in Berlin where things got just a little too shallow. Paddling in a westward direction meant dealing with the sun's low angle intensity until reaching Bridge Rd....
The trip back downriver was with that same low-angle sun providing a back-lit effect...
Despite the day's cold start with temps near 20 degrees F, the afternoon had warmed nicely into the 40s.