The Island

Yesterday we enjoyed having our last quiet day before the building recommences. About 6.00 p.m. we went to explore more along the Swan River to a place we saw on our last walk. We don’t know what the island is called, but it is near the new development Ascot Waters, opposite the Ascot Racecourse. As it was evening, the photos are rather grainy, but still, we were excited to be able to cross the bridge from Ascot Waters to a park like island.

Ascot Waters 3 (1 of 1)

We were surprised to find that the centre of the island is cleared into an open field. The bush part is just around the edges. Rather than being a problem, this gives a wonderful sense of a large space for walking. There are city glimpses, but most of the view is of the field, the surrounding bush and the sky. We had clouds last night which made for more interesting photography experience.

Ascot Waters 13 (1 of 1)

Local residents can see birdlife from their homes. These swans swam towards us, suggesting that people are feeding them, hopefully with food that is suitable for swans, not bread.

Ascot Waters 21 (1 of 1)

Ascot Waters 1 (1 of 1)
This marina is surrounded on three sides by apartments and townhouses.
Ascot Waters 2 (1 of 1)
We don’t know what she represents – perhaps just a conversation piece.
Ascot Waters 8 (1 of 1)
There are pockets of water surrounded by vegetation which look good for birdlife
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another view of the open space with walkways
Ascot Waters 15 (1 of 1)
In the distance up there is another bridge, just a footbridge. The bridge we crossed is a road and there are a couple of carparks actually on the island.

These magpies refused to talk whilst I was filming. They did not appear to be disturbed about me coming close to take photos.

We got home late and had toast from our home made bread with salad and scrambled eggs. Day one of 2019 sorted!

 

2 thoughts on “The Island

  1. Melaleuca cordata. Latin cordatus =heart shaped, referring to the shape of the leaves. Named by Nikolai Stephanovitch Turczaninow 1796 – 1863. He purchased a large part of James Drummond’s Westerten Australian plant collection, from which he did his studies in Ukraine. He never actually came to Australia.

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