(Davistown #9, not counting the Putt Putt Regatta)
Lovely weather here today. By my reckoning anyways. It's been dark all morning and just as I logged in there was a flash of lightning nearby and the rain started to come down. The scent of the wet earth and dusty roofs and jasmine on the breeze is glorious. The cat on my lap doesn't agree. I'm minding him for a mate and he sticks his claws into me (the cat not the mate) every time there's a rumble of thunder.
Had a wee picnic on the foreshore at Davistown last week. The weather was the opposite of today, as you can see. It was quiet and still. Storms were forecast for later in the week and it was getting muggy.
It was half tide and a few wading birds stalked about on the muddy sand, looking for pipis and tiny sand crabs. A dozen magpies and seagulls landed and watched me eat my sandwich.
This is looking south-east along Lintern Channel to the corner of Illoura Reserve Davistown and across to St Huberts Island (middle distance) and Daleys Point (far distance). That's the Lintern Street ferry stop between the tree trunks.
Weekender boats in Lintern Channel. These two are always moored of a weekday.
That's Rileys Island behind them, then the hill of Blackwall Mountain behind Rileys, the hill of Daleys Point on the left and that pointy little hill in the background is Wagstaffe. St Huberts Island in between its ramp (left-ish) and Rileys. It's so flat it just looks like houses floating on the water.
Looking north-north-west along to Saratoga (hill on right), Rileys Island on the left middle distance), Koolewong in the middle (far distance) and the ridges of Woy Woy Bay in the far far distance.
A silent creek on a hot day. It crosses under Morton Crescent (off Pyang Avenue) and lets into Lintern Channel. Can't find a name for the bugger on any of my maps so we'll just call it Morton Lintern Creek for now.
Looking north-east in the direction of Kincumber. Saratoga's saddle-backed hill rising in the background.
Same creek, looking south-west into Lintern Channel and at Rileys Island.
Note dingies slumbering under the trees on the left hand bank. Just out of frame to their left were several chairs under the trees in someone's backyard. Lovely spot to sit at any time of year.
From beside the creek, Rileys Island across Lintern Channel.
The rain's slowed to a silent sprinkle but there's another storm booming over Gosford and it'll soon be here. I'm off to sit on my balcony with a cuppa and watch it.