Beautiful weather extended into the weekend, but serenity on the River was somewhat marred Friday afternoon by a strange armada of white cubes which travelled up the estuary on the flood tide. At a distance this appeared to be a huge collection of styrofoam floating in, but on closer examination the cubes were made up of some kind of sudsy material which broke up easily when fished out with a stick. Inquiry to the NY State DEC brought no immediate response, and Riverkeeper responded to a Tweet that they were unable to identify it from the photos. As we reported in the West Side Rag Friday night, the mystery remains unsolved for now. Other observed traffic in the river has been more typical.