07 October 2007

A Walk in Henderson

7 Oct 2007
Weight - 70 kgs = 11 stone = 154.4 pounds
Steps yesterday - 435

Okay, we're not mentioning the weight or steps today - suffice to say I was so tired from looking after Harry that I just blobbed out yesterday and the fish & chips for tea didn't help either!
Today we were going to walk along the walkway by the north-western motorway where the reclaimed land by the sea has lots of sea birds that I could use my new telephoto lens on. Unfortunately we couldn't get any parking where we usually park so we continued along the motorway and saw there were no birds there anyway! So we went shopping in Henderson to the bedroom shop where they were having a 50% off sale, bought two new duvet inners and a couple of duvets covers and all sorts of bed linen much to the DH's disgust! After that I noticed a walkway so we stopped there and had a short walk along the Henderson Creek.
Many years ago the waterway was a hive of activity. It was used to ferry supplies and passengers and was a popular place to swim and picnic. Few boats can navigate the waterway now, but kayaking is still popular. Signs indicate some of the many heritage sites along the creek. Thomas Henderson’s Timber Mill stimulated commerce in the local settlement and later orchards and vineyards developed alongside the creek.

I don't think I've seen a Muscovy Duck before, a fairly young one I think as he doesn't have any caruncle's or warts on his face yet.

A lovely old house on the other side of the river.

The water wheel from the old dam.

I think these white ducks are Pekin Ducks.

And this was the biggest surprise of all today - fancy bumping into a monument dedicated to Elvis Presley of all people!

On our way back to the car we walked past the local lawn bowling club and I liked the line of these seats along the edge of the green.
I think this was an old bird's nest, didn't see any birds around though.


Sharon said...

Isn't it amazing the hidden places there are in our city! Looks like an interesting walk :)

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