The Blackwater River in Andover, NH

Taking pictures of bridges, I spend a lot of time around rivers. Some you can hardly seee because of all the foliage and some are really pretty. The shot above is the Blackwater River and was made from the bridge i was shooting at the time.

Sometimes, the terrain allows you to get down to the water’s edge. At the Smith Bridge in Plymouth, NH, there is a place to put in kayaks and canoes. You basically have steps leading down to the river. Drought conditions in our state have caused the rivers to be rather shallow resulting in this sand bar on the Pemigewasset River. The image below shows a rope swimmer use to swing out into the river when the river is higher.

27 thoughts on “Rivers

  1. China Dream

    you know I love that last picture… it is saved in my memory banks for a poem.. a feeling, can’t you just feel the moment talking to you…. you had to have had a thought when you took that picture.. it is a great “capture”

  2. Sandra

    These are beautiful views! Does the river rebound in the winter? I hope so. I guess if there ever was a good time for a swimming hole to dry up it is during a pandemic. Happy Saturday, Chris!

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you, Sandra. Yes, usually in winter and then spring, the rivers rise and may actually flood with snow melt. It is probably good that there are not a ton of kids in here. Happy Saturday to you too!

  3. michnavs

    That last picture is my favorite.. amazing how a single shot of rope could speak so much to someone..as for me, its one of my “why didnt i do it then”, list, never jump on a river, never play on the river bank nor had the chance to use those epic ropes hanging in the trees kids use to jump….

    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Thank you. I think it’s a cool shot but like you say, it’s also very symbolic. Well, let’s hope we have new opportunities and the courage to take them. 😊

      1. aratibanstola

        I’m sorry, I didn’t mean that. By travelling, I meant travelling in a long route through highways. We too don’t have such service yet; however, cruise ship was being constructed and also test driven to operate in one of our rivers, but it’s still not in operation. Hope it’ll get operated soon.🤞😊

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