As a child my family lived quite close to the inlet: a little bay off the Otago Harbour which is neatly housed into a small tidal lake by a causeway and bridge. My older brothers and I would catch crabs and other sea creatures. I have faint memories of the dove grey backs of the little crabs and the salty scent of the sea.
It makes for a nice brisk walk and the recent opening of a little cafe called Brew in nearby Musselburgh Rise makes the destination that much sweeter.
This one is taken from the causeway, looking south. No doubt those houses would get a bird's-eye view of the water!
Looking north from the causeway. The harbour has many of these quaint boat houses which, to me, look much more picturesque than the new stadium on the other side of the water.
As the tide turned water swirled under the bridge.
A common garden seagull.
A house perched upon the cliff.
Next week I'm off on holiday to the Maniototo basin. No phone, no computer - but I will have the camera. I'll tell you all about it when I get back.
I've started a writer's page on Facebook - the link is on the right hand side of my blog.
As you will read on the FB page I'm about to embark on a new venture. Sometime soon I will be ePublishing a collection of short stories. I'll keep you up to date as I progress through the process.