The old train track has been made into a walking trail, part of the
N.B. trail system. That's it in the foreground. The land on the other
side of the river is Hartt's Island, one of many below the Mactaquac Dam.
A couple of ducks resting on a log.
Last week there were hundreds of Canada Geese in the river. I guess
they've flown on farther north for the summer months.
You can see that most of the snow is gone. There are still spots along
hedgerows and in shaded areas and in the woods with snow.
The river is up. There are a couple of floodgates open at the dam
to ease the level of the 'headpond' behind it which is filling up from
the snowmelt into the tributaries above the dam.
Those are trees in the rising water. We are to get 30 mm. of rain tonight
which will definitely bring up the water levels. I expect by Friday that these
islands will have a lot less land showing. Not good for homes along the river.
Dead pine trees. There are often bald eagles seen in this area.
Good fishing for them.
Tomorrow I'll share my recipe for the Lemon Chiffon Cake that
I told you about yesterday.
I hope you have a wonderful evening!
Reversing Falls ~ Saint John, N.B.