I have registered with our local council to be notified when anything is added to the Gosport Borough Council website in respect of committee meetings. Last night I saw that a meeting of the Community Board has been scheduled for 08 Sep. It gives the paperwork for the meeting, including the briefing pack. I had a skim read through. I noticed an item relating to the Cockle Ponds. This is where the picture comes in to play. I read that the intention is to remove the concrete barrier between the two ponds, and replace it with a boardwalk.
The rationale for doing is that the water in the North (the smaller) pond is refreshed as much as the larger, south pond. Replacing the barrier with a board walk will make North Pond healthier. I get the logic of it, it’s just that I am always wary of change.
After a few days away, it has been really nice to go out for a walk this morning. It is quite surprising as the nights are lengthening, and we are heading for the Autumnal equinox to notice how quickly it is happening. Soon I will need to be taking my tripod with me instead of the monopod. Although the tripod is heavier, it’s quite nice to use.
Whilst I enjoyed the break, it was very nice to get back and get out.