While It's Still Open

Couldn't pass up one more chance to enjoy our rare (for January) ice-free conditions this past Tuesday when cool, calm, and foggy conditions were the order of the day.  The Sudbury River in Wayland passes under Central Mass Railroad trestle (above), Route 20, and high tension power lines all in quick succession.

A slight lowering of the river level left what look like ice flowers in some places...

A musquash used what little ice there was as his platform...

Near Heard Pond this bald eagle also took advantage of the still open water...
...before taking flight...
This was the 7th mature eagle I've encountered while paddling since mid-December.

Mute swans also enjoyed the peaceful setting...

Approached the Pelham Island Bridge as a drizzle/mist developed and my trip neared its end...
....another half mile to my takeout and a warming cup of hot cocoa.

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