Saturday 09/07, Sue and I headed out mid morning for the drive up to Alton, NH. I had wanted to see what the Merrymeeting river was like that Sue had been describing to me. Though the weekend after Labor Day, it was still only about an hours drive.
Though the weather was somewhat cloudy, that kept the heat down. That was nice because the Merrymeeting meanders rather aimlessly through a large expanse of low wetlands. If the sun would have been out, I wouldn't have enjoyed it at all. There is virtually no where to duck under some tree shade until you get further down the river.
We paddled a couple of hours up, kind of poking along the shore so Sue could get some pictures of the plant life. The trip back was much faster as the wind was behind us and sort of pushed us along.
We got back fairly late in the afternoon, showered up, and then went down to one of the local Italian restaurants, Patty B's, for a glass of wine and nice dinner along the river in downtown Dover.