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The Bridge, the Hill and a Starship

The support posts for the Footbridge

The support posts for the Footbridge

Other than church, I am having a day of rest. Tomorrow at noon I go into the hospital. All being well I should be home tomorrow evening. Yesterday I took Benji down to the wetlands, mainly because I wanted to do a nosy at the progress of the footbridge. I swear the Forth Bridge was built in less time. The footbridge saga seems to be going on forever. It’s close to seven months and I still think it will be  elaborate and expensive rather than just a simple  footbridge. The two sides  have been extended into the pond, then the  large concrete supports have been partly sunk which have further reduced the gap, so by the time the bridge eventually goes into place it will only reach across about nine/ten feet. I understand that it will have people

The other bridge at the back of the wetlands

The other bridge at the back of the wetlands

walking on it and people pushing prams or strollers and people walking dogs, but are such large concrete supports really necessary? I mean these things are about fourteen feet tall, filled with concrete and sunk down into the pond. It will be interesting to see how this develops and how elaborate this structure will be in comparison to the  back area footbridge. Yes I understand the safety aspects but I still wonder if such preparations are just a tad over the top.

I know I said a day of rest but, Benji and I drove out to the Wild Dog Hill Conservation Park.  Managed to save that from being taken over by the Army like everything else in the entire surrounding area. It’s nice that they have a Playpen bigger than some countries. Anyway, we drove out there and I was not all that happy with the drive out there. It is popular and I can understand that – wilderness within easy reach.

Wild Dog Hill

Wild Dog Hill

However, the road is in a poor state of repair and if they want to retain Wild Dog Hill as a family picnic area they really have to do something about that road. We rattled and skidded and bumped all the way in. Don’t know who suffered the most me or Benji.  The place was deserted but the Benji and I climbed to the top of the hill. It was blowing quite a bit so we had to stay away from the edge, thus I was unable to take photographs looking down which would give an idea of the height. I did manage to take some photographs from the top but only when I could get a break in the wind – and some of them I deleted. It was a ‘spur of the moment’ sort of decision to go out there and I could have chosen a better day rather than a high wind day. It has been many years since I was last there and it has not changed any. I remember we used to have evening movie nights and we brought chairs, sandwiches,  flasks and blankets – but that was a long time ago.

I did not have the operation today as planned. I got as far as the Theater and it was terminated for safety – my safety. The fluctuations of my heart were just too erratic to allow the operation to proceed.  Apparently I had misunderstood  the instructions regarding medication before the operation, so now I am home and will take medications and the surgeon can work around that since the procedure will only take about twenty minutes. However, I have to go

Part of the road leading out of the park.

Part of the road leading out of the park.

for an ECG on Wednesday and depending on the results of that the operation will take place on Thursday afternoon. I had things planned for this weekend but not now by the sound of things. Oh well, worse things happen on a Starship.

 

Long road out

Long road out

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6 comments on “The Bridge, the Hill and a Starship

  1. Beautiful pictures.
    Good luck for your operation on Thursday. I hope it all goes well

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  2. POTP and crossed paws, we hope efurrything goes well tomorrow. It was great to take the pup for a wonderful walk… and it’s eggs-tra great to share the photos with me :o)

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  3. Impressive wilderness area even if the road thereto is the pits. We have our fingers and paws crossed that all goes well…when it goes. ;)

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    • Thank you. It was a ‘spur of the moment’drive and not the best day. When it’s warmer and not windy I will go back and take some different photographs. Thank you for your crossed paws.

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