Friday 21 January 2005
In previous days I walked down College Hill or through the back streets of St Mary's Bay and then through Victoria Park to the Viaduct Basin where I work. This morning I had some extra time and decided to try Westhaven Marina and the harbour foreshore. In the still, early morning, it was sublime. Words can hardly do it justice. Small things caught my attention: kayakers near a small island, roiling shallows where predators chased bait fish, shags diving, the reflection of clouds in the water. All quiet, all cool, all bathed in early light. Thanks to you, o Lord.
In fact the waterside route appears to be as fast as the inland routes (about 30 minutes), perhaps because it has almost no traffic lights. I'm looking forward to walking it regularly.