Shady Lea Blog

Spring clean up on the upper Mattatuxet

There’s much spring cleaning to be done here on the Mattatuxet River before I can kayak to Gilbert Stuart’s birthplace. The first one isn’t even out of site from the Shady Lea Mill.

mattatuxet dammed

Even messier looking downstream:

mattatuxet dammed2-001So I spent a few hours on Saturday morning making it look like this instead:

mattatuxet cleared2

mattatuxet clearedThere are about ten more areas like this I’ll have to clear if I’m to kayak as far as Rt. 138, about a half mile from here and a third of the way to Gilbert Stuart. On the other side of the highway is where it gets really overgrown…

One step at a time though, here is my next project…

mattatuxet river april14

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