Thursday, September 16, 2010

Walking through the marsh

We went outdoors today, to the marsh.

We were lucky that the rain stopped yesterday so it wasn't too wet on our walk.

The marsh is a nice 2 km walk loop with a boardwalk viewpoint midway.

At the midway mark I laid out vinyl cloths on the ground and put out watercolour paints, brushes and paper. It was a hit.

The families walked out to the viewpoint and could hear birds and frogs but didn't spot any.

We found some berries that a grandmother told were called Salberries and when her children were little would find a branch and then carefully pick off each little berry. She would bake them in a pie with apples. I imagine the colour combination was pretty.

We did see lots of slugs once we stayed in one place.