It still took me another few years, a dog with boundless energy, and a loaner car from my parents to get there, but yesterday morning Freddie and I did it! Come along with us on this photo recap ... but before you do that, have a read of John's stunning poem, which first appeared in the journal Queen's Quarterly and can be found HERE. There are close connections between the poem and some of the photos.
(off-leash to the left, on-leash to the right)
Freddie loved this place.
(I think he covered at least 10km, running ahead and back.)
Wind shelter on the jetty (not needed today).
The top of the city skyline is just visible above the trees.
Thick Tidal Mud
(description pilfered from John's poem)
Spot the control tower in the distance.
Marsh Hawk (maybe)
The End of the Jetty
These red-winged birds were very frisky this morning!
Spot the airplane ...
Closer View of the Control Tower
Closer View of the Frisky Bird
Cotton Candy Sky
Anyone been to the original Iona Island, off the west coast of Scotland?
Pas moi! (But I'd like to ...)