Bruce and I helped with the Heathcote River clean up today – doing the Forest & Bird section by Ferrymead. It was quite an education seeing what ends up in our river. The river was cleaned up in three other sections as well and next year they are going to attempt to clean up a 25km stretch of the river. It was quite a muddy experience, as those that turned up in gumboots ended up in the mud flats – one of my neighbours on seeing me return home asked me if I’d in fact fallen into the river!
This morning it was very still and I noticed the clouds were reflecting in the water of the Heathcote River (near where it turns into the estuary). So I grabbed my camera and went for a walk to find the best vantage point. The first photo was taken on Bridle Path Road and is I think my favourite. We don’t see it like this very often, but when we do it is rather stunning. It was a beautiful morning to be out for a walk too – calm and not too hot.
Another lovely warm day today, I even heard a few cicadas clicking away. All rather surprising considering how close we are to winter.
With warm days we often get lovely sunsets, and tonight I could only see part of the pink sky but the part I could see was reflected in the Heathcote river along with reflections of the very large crane they installed a week or so. It will be another year before the bridge is finally completed – many years after they first starting on improvements.