Sand Bar in the Southwest Mabou River

Sand bar in the Southwest Mabou River
Photo 16 of 25: Sand bar in the Southwest Mabou River
Taken 2006 July 7 from the Railway Trail about a leisurely twenty-two minutes upstream from West Mabou Road
GPS 46°03.0??'N 61°25.9??'W

As the Southwest Mabou River continues on towards its mouth, it begins to widen and even forms a couple of islands. This sand bar in the middle marks one such point, where the river splits: one channel goes to the left of the sand bar, while the second channel goes to its right continuing outside this photo’s scope around the point harbouring the dark green tree above the sand bar, which marks the island’s lower end.

This placid scene often shelters water birds; a family of ducks was out for a swim but scurried out of view as I approached before I could capture them in this photo.