We had another nice warm day, and a couple of paddling buddies offered to come down to my neck of the woods (funny how that happens when you live in the south where it ices-out first) to paddle a section of my home river - the Blackstone. We did a nine-mile section from River Bend Farm in Uxbridge, MA to the Millville Rapid in Millville, MA. The day was warm, the river was up, and the winds were gusting up to 40 mph. The first half of the trip is quick water as the river twists and turns through the woods. After it absorbs the Mumford and West Rivers about half way down, the Blackstone opens up and there is more flatwater. There are two small rapids that get all the attention - a broken dam at the beginning, and the Millville Rapid at the end. Here we are running the Millville Rapid.
Good time as always. Few more pictures here: