and from a vantage point at the near end of the bridge we can see where we are headed
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it is still a bit early for the yachts to be in the water, though I met a few people undressing their boats, feeling hopeful…
as were these fishermen. but wait, see the choppy, brown water? it was rather windier than I anticipated
making it hard taking pictures, though entertaining to watch the gulls struggling to stay aloft. this little guy was taking a well deserved breather.
see how these bronzed figures had to struggle to hold down this massive sail?
and yes, all these pictures were taken on the same day, just in slightly different directions and with two different cameras.
we’ll start at the … less pretty end. the part with the ships and the steel plant in the background. the paths are level and wide enough for pedestrians, cyclists and roller bladers.
we pass by The Discovery Centre, which is probably quite interesting. it was closed by the time
I finished my coffee at the coffee pub. on the plus side, it was exciting to realize that the sun was still high in the sky at 5pm.
lots of seating is provided for a resting view of the yachts that will eventually be berthed
before we wander over the hill that will take us to this side of the park
where we find ourselves a little beach.
but remember, we are still in the most industrial part of an industrial city. from ships to trains in about 5 kms of what is actually a wonderful green space.
now, I have to walk back to my car…