On Friday I went for a walk, for a longer time than usual. I always rather stay at home with computers or books, but sometimes, something calls me to go outside. On that day it did.
This town, yet new to me, is remarkable, it has many hidden places to visit. I found steps down to the river, at the top of which there was a notice, “Don’t go down in the floody weather.” It was very fine, without any sign of the rain. So I went down.
I came to the narrow pathway along the river. Are we allowed to go along? The city office is quite challenging, not keeping the citizens from such adventurous place!
I went on. Sometimes I had to step over very wet and slippery places. It was lucky the rubber soles of my sneakers kept my feet from being wet.
There was a carp in the river!
And would there be on earth an another stairway to go up?
High above stands a steep wall…
Oh, it must be a ladder, so that one could escape upward, when a flood came!
Could I go up if I could not find a stairway?…No. impossible. I would fall down straight to the river.
I went further and further…
A sparrow is everywhere.
There were far more carp, which went away all at once when I approached to them. They must have been really wild fish, or they would have gathered to me expecting food.
There was a duck. Oh my, he was walking into the river, which revealed the water should be quite shallow!
A Finch was also there.
Oh, there was a staircase to go up! An exit!
…but there was yet a way ahead. I went further.
A pair of ducks resting on the sand…
Then there came a helon! He passed by me. I wish I could have taken him with a better focus!
Maybe induced by the wild flyer, the two ducks also flew away.
A swallow was flying, too.
Then finally there came the dead end – a small but definitive waterfall. It seemed impossible to go through it without wetting.
I returned to the nearest exit and went up. My adventure was over. I really felt like Lara Croft on Tomb Raider. Thank you to stay with this long report.