Mark Spencer reported today in the Hartford Courant;
Brian Morelli was standing on a ridge above the narrow river, about 75 yards below, when he heard a loud splash. He turned and saw a foot-high wave roll across water. But what happened next left him staring in a trance.
"This big seal came out of the water with a fish and proceeded to eat it," he said.
A seal in Hartford? It hardly seems possible, but given the remote nature of the river, who knows what could be living in there. Will this story encourage the Sad City team on their urban kayaking mission when the weather gets warm or scare them off? For now the modern day Ahabs can do nothing but wait for the long winter to pass. In the meantime, read about our Park River journeys below.
Hat tip to Sad City friend Farm Boy for having this in our inbox before we got out of bed.
A Day On The River
Discussing The Day On The River on WCCC
Various Park River Pictures