Sunday, October 20, 2013

River Island Park to Manville - October 19, 2013

Frank below the Court Street Bridge
I wasn’t sure where to paddle this weekend, but when I saw Earl post a trip on the RICKA flatwater message board for early morning run from River Island Park to Manville, I had my answer. 

This would be the third weekend in a row that I stayed close to home and paddled the Blackstone River.  The foliage was nice, but maybe a little muted.  I enjoyed it just the same.  In a few weeks the leaves will drop and everything will look very different.

Earl approaching the take out
We ran the shuttle and got on the river around 9:30.  The level was low, but runnable – 1.5 feet, 300 cfs. on the Woonsocket gage.  It was boney below the Bernon Street Bridge and the power lines, but at least we didn’t have to get out of our boats. 

We paddled along at a leisurely pace below Hamlet Avenue Bridge and arrived at Manville around 11:00.  I was home by noon – nice day.

Fall colors at the takeout
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