I hadn't seen a white duck at the creek for months and months and thought s/he was gone, and maybe s/he is, but there was one there today. This terrible picture (above) proves it. Below are some other birds seen recently.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Ferdy and Barry are OK with short train trips. They are a bit scared when the train pulls into the station and slightly unhappy about getting on but can be persuaded. They never quite know where to put themselves when actually on the train.
It was a bit of a dreary day yesterday and always about to rain, except when it did rain. These are new, small houses to the north of the shopping centre at Roxburgh Park. There are some good shops at RB - a Dimmeys, a 'fresh' (bulk?) grocer. Not much was open yesterday.
Well of course this is intriguing. Is this the aftermath of one huge Up & Go binge, or a daily ritual of Up & Go consumption, or something in-between? Either way, someone really likes their Up & Go, but also, really doesn't like rubbish bins.
First amazing house. More to come, many more.
Inspired idea, giving a nod to the idea of a wall, but stepping down to a rump. Very nice.
Brick cladding almost done.
This is truly the most amazing of all the houses seen on this walk. It is three storeys high and seems to go the length of a very long block (though there are also some houses behind it). It only has one letterbox so I assume it is one house. Pretty amazing. Incredible. Extraordinary. It's more imposing in real life than it is in a small photograph though.
We stopped at Meadow Heights shopping centre for a pide. The dogs met this man.
I feel that there was potential for detective work here, possibly wasted. Barry located an Up & Go box, a pair of shorts, and a cigarette butt. He did not share his deductions.
Note cyclist in distance, and see comment below.
Later comment (21/4/14) I have done a version of this walk before, six years ago. In that instance we didn't walk down the Yuroke trail but went on-road at a certain point. I am saddened to note that I am the only one of the three participants in that 2008 foray still living. Barry and Millie were alive at the same time, as were Charlie and Ferdy, but neither pairs ever met, which I have always felt was a shame.