Saturday, October 04, 2008

Salt Marsh and Water Fowl

This day couldn't have been more opposite to last Sunday when it was dark and stormy. Today was beautiful...cloudy, but bright and breezy and begging for a ride to the north shore. Unable to resist, I hopped in my car after lunch and waited to see where I'd end up.

I really had no plan, but the farther I went, the more it became clear that I was going to Plum Island in Newbury/Newburyport, MA, along the coast. I opted off the highway as soon as I could and wended my way through small towns until I reached the Plum Island National Wildlife Refuge, as stretch of more than 6 miles between the ocean and a salt marsh. It's beautiful. And here's the evidence:

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