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Pictures from the microwave tower and Tippling Rock

The Town of Sudbury posted 2 news items about replacing a tower on Nobscot, which has a few towers, including the fire tower. Eversource To Replace Tower (cached) and Eversource to transport House (cached) I have been including the site in my wanderings and in April, I got lucky as there was an opening in the fence, and hence an invite to climb the microwave tower. It is a point to point communications tower, so, it does not need to be tall enough to broadcast, just tall enough to have a clear view of any towers it links to. I think Prospect Hill in Waltham is one. In theory, they stretch down to the City. Here are two shots of the contruction site.
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Microwave Tower.jpg
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New Tower on the right
I only had my phone and it was cloudy, but, I took a few pictures anyway. You can see the great meadows, behind the pine tree. And a good view of First Parish and a very nice view of Boston. I resolve to come back with my real camera the first clear sunrise...
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BostonSkylineFMT.jpg - 3841x1927
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FirstParish.jpg - 1800x1100
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GreatMeadows.jpg - 2975x1751
I returned 2 days later, the first clear morning at 5:30AM!, only to find the fence had been closed up!!!

So, I hightailed it to Tippling Rock and go a nice consolation prize! The two images below are nearly idenitcal, but, you can see the waves of mist rollig along.

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Tippling Rock waves 1
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Tippling Rock waves 2
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Path Home
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