A paddler who continues to brake for trash and also posts at https://mywaterroots.blogspot.com
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Beyond a Thaw
With yet another day of record-breaking warmth I decided to pay the Nashua River a visit on Saturday afternoon. I launched at the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge (Still River Depot Rd.) in Harvard and paddled a bit in both directions. The river was flowing at a good clip thanks to all the recently melted snow.
Things were fairly quiet until a slow-moving southbound freight train passed over the river...
...and seemed to take forever to move its multitude of freight cars along. I thought about the motorists on Route 117 who would soon have their patience put to the test. Unlike them I didn't have to wait before passing beneath the train.
Trash was plentiful with numerous items drifting downstream in mid channel. There was more trash seen snagged than I had room onboard to carry. Ended up with this haul chillin' its heels on one of the few remaining patches of snow...