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.
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.
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.
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!