A Soggy Day on the Sudbury
Posted by Erik on 8/12/2018, 11:32 am, in reply to "Re: Sudbury River change"
The forecast was for rain, and we definitely got rain, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of four intrepid paddlers (2 kayaks – Conrad and Al, 1 Canoe – Erik and Bill) who explored the Sudbury River as it meanders though the towns of Wayland and Sudbury. |
We met at 9:00 at the put-in at Sherman’s Bridge Road in Wayland. Our original plan was to run a shuttle down to Lowell Road in Concord, but with rain and the threat of thunderstorms, we decided to skip the shuttle and stay close to the cars in case we needed to get off the river. We launched our boats at around 9:30 and headed north through the marshes toward Route 27. We visited the site of King Philip’s War battle, and an historic Stone Arch Bridge.
As we headed back to Sherman Bridge Road a steady rain began to fall, but with rain gear it was still comfortable. We continued downstream past our put-in at Sherman’s Bridge Road and into the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge – a 3,800 acre protected wetland and bird sanctuary along the Sudbury and Concord Rivers.
We arrived back at the put-in at around 1:30 after an 11-mile trip. In spite of the rain, it was another great day on the water. Thanks to Bill for leading.
Few more pictures here:
Information on Paddling the Sudbury River:
Erik, Bill, Conrad and Al at the Sudbury Fight King Philip War Monument