Vince Goes Canoeing
Just one week after venturing to Cape Cod I returned to Massachussets to
visit with the college friends of my friend John. By this point though
many of the people involved are quite a few
degrees of separation removed from the original college friends and it can be
interesting tracking down how each person joined the group.
We went canoeing on the Sudbury River in Concord. Conditions were similar
to those when I've canoed on the Foster Branch and Gunpowder River in Maryland.
If we had gone downstream we would have passed by the historic Revolutionary
War battlefield. Downstream the river joins up with the Concord River, and winds
through my old stomping grounds of Billerica. The Concord eventually dumps
into the Merrimack at Lowell a few blocks from where I used to live.
But needless to say we went upstream, so that we would have the current with
us for our return.
The view for much of the trip.
Going under a bridge, possibly Route 2.
A scary looking hollow tree on the conservation lands where
we stopped for lunch
We later all gathered at Justin's new house and celebrated birthdays, as
there seems to be a large number of people born in August.
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