It’s been really hot in Lexington this weekend. This morning we decided we needed to get on the water. We went to the South Bridge Boathouse in Concord and rented some kayaks.
For a change, we turned up the Sudbury river this time, away from the national park. After going under busy Route 2 and past the hospital, we reached the quiet part of the river. There are a lot of water lilies along that stretch. The white ones were all in bloom and it looks like the yellow ones are just about to go.
There were a lot of dragonflies and damselflies out today. This little one landed on Tom and didn’t want to leave.
It was still a bit hot on the river, and Peter was having a little trouble finding enough energy for paddling.
But we eventually got all the way to Fairhaven Bay. This is a wide spot in the river where the water moves very slowly. All of the land along one side of the bay is part of Adams Woods. This is a large area of protected land which backs up on Walden Pond. Here’s a collection of things that Thoreau wrote about Fairhaven Bay and the hills around it.
At the bottom of the big hill in Adams Woods is this cute little boathouse.
After eating some peaches there, we turned around and paddled back downstream. By the time we got back to where we’d started, the clouds were getting kind of dark, but I guess that all of the afternoon storms went south of us.