Monday, March 7, 2011

Leg 50, from the Trotting Park to Penosbcot Island, March 9, 2011

A few years ago this walk wouldn't have taken so long but now, after the miscalulations that resulted in the installation of the enormous culvert at the Boondoggle Bridge and the consequential flooding of the Vinal Cove inlet, the shore is twice as long. Where there were once woods, there are now these skeletal remains.

Spring is surely on its way. These brooks that were so recently cold and quiet now appear eager to get on with business and there certainly is a lot of business for them to be about. It won't be long now, though. The ice has been treacherous in one sense, trying to stay upright. On the other hand, there's been much less slogging through the mud. That will be my reality again before long.

The ice formations are smaller but certainly no less beautiful.

I'm looking forward to walking around Penobscot island, leg 51. i should be able to get out there this week. it might be an overnight trip or it might just be a good excuse for such a thing. I think I can get across at low tide. If not, maybe I'll go over by kayak.

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