Thursday, September 3: On my way in the dirt road that leads to Herrick’s Cove, these fawns greeted me. Well, that’s a little strong – they departed briskly when I stopped to take photos!
This cove is nestled in behind where the Williams River joins the Connecticut River. This late in the year, it has lots of water lilies and lily pads, and pickerel weed patches.
Where the highway crossed the Williams River, they are replacing a very high bridge – with lots of cranes to help.
That’s the view up the Williams River; here’s the view south on the Connecticut River.
It’s hard to believe the wind was that still in the late morning! There was wildlife as well – I chose that cove because it often has lots of herons and egrets, but I had to paddle out into the Connecticut to see even one heron.
And then it was back into the cove
where grabbing this root mass made it much easier to exit the kayak!