Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Flint's Pond - November 27, 2016

On Sunday, I decided to join Bill on a hike with the “Hiker Joe” group at Flint's Pond in Lincoln, MA. Flint's Pond is just east of Walden Pond in a beautiful area of Lincoln. We met at the Lincoln School complex parking lot at 84 Ball Field Road in Lincoln. The hike was about 6 miles long and included an opportunity to tour the DeCordova Sculture Garden.


Albion to Ashton - November 26, 2016

I usually get out to paddle on Black Friday, but the weather was bad and nothing was running.  Instead, I put up Christmas decorations.  On Saturday, I decided to stay local, so I put-in below the Albion Dam and paddled down to the Blackstone Canal in Ashton. I portaged the Ashton Dam on the left to catch the wave below the dam before portaging over to the canal.  The Blackstone River Watershed Council cleared out the canal a couple of weeks ago, and it looks great.

Reflections on the Blackstone Canal

Monday, November 14, 2016

Turkey Paddle – November 12, 2016

The family was heading out to do some shopping, so I headed over to Wallum Lake for the Turkey Paddle with the RICKA Flatwater crew.  Good time, even though I didn’t go with them for dinner.


Monday, November 7, 2016

Pemi Bristol – November 6, 2017

I wasn’t planning to travel, but no one was interested in doing anything local, so I decided to go up to NH to paddle the Pemi in Bristol with Ginny, Lora and Pat.  The river was at 1.5 feet, 1,000 cfs. - nothing difficult and easy to find things to do.  I took a swim at the playspot – tipped offside on the top of a wave and over I went...