Ode to a jetty

A couple of weeks ago, we got the news that our beloved jetty (where we used to live)

Had been removed because it was old and rickety.

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That was part of its charm:

We loved the way it curved and warped and bent;

The way it seemed to stretch out to infinity.

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It was a big part of the children’s childhood —

Peaceful moments under big skies;

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And it was there I enjoyed so many moments

With a best furry buddy.

RIP, dear old jetty – you will be missed!

(Luckily, I took a lot of photos of my favourite place

So there are still plenty to share with you.)

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101 responses

  1. The curves and bends gave it a personality and its own charm. Lovely photos of it.

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    October 6, 2016 at 13:42

  2. Ok, the photo w/ beautiful red dog on the dock MUST be greeting cards, darling! WOW. Such magic. xx

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    October 6, 2016 at 13:51

    • That lovely red dog is my beloved Oscar!

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 6, 2016 at 13:56

  3. I adore these beauties! ❤

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    October 6, 2016 at 14:09

  4. Such a wonderful place at the lake for the old jetty. Maybe you´ll get a new one ?
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    October 6, 2016 at 14:12

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  6. As they say ‘ all good things must come to an end’ but you have the memories and lots of beautiful photos of the old jetty. Stunning shots and skies!

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    October 6, 2016 at 14:38

  7. Felicia

    On no. How very very sad. I think I loved it almost as much as you and have never seen it except in your beautiful images.

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    October 6, 2016 at 14:45

  8. Hello, your jetty was one of my favorite scenes in your photos. I am sad to see it is gone now. Gorgeous sky captures. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend ahead!

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    October 6, 2016 at 14:47

  9. That’s sad they tore it down. It has so much character. In my view, old is better than new a lot of the time.

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    October 6, 2016 at 14:59

  10. All good things come to an end, sad it had to be demolished.

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    October 6, 2016 at 15:01

  11. I hope that they don’t remove me because I’m old and rickety.

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    October 6, 2016 at 15:18

  12. That jetty provided you with so many wonderful moments and photos. Sad to think it is now gone……

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    October 6, 2016 at 15:20

  13. Awe, poor old jetty, RIP.

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    October 6, 2016 at 15:38

  14. I love your photos today. They are awesome.

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    October 6, 2016 at 16:15

  15. thesmittenimage

    I was just thinking of that jetty, yesterday.. about how much charm it has. What a shame. Thankfully it will live on in your beautiful photos. It was well used, well loved and well honoured by you and yours.

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    October 6, 2016 at 16:43

  16. Missing something we used to enjoy is sure a feel down… but accepting the fact we need a change will make feel better. These moments/photos here make feel moved and I too enjoyed the jetty in the magical photos you composed.

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    October 6, 2016 at 17:20

  17. How sad it was removed, as you say, so much charm. But I am so thankful you shared these incredible photos. Absolutely spectacular!

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    October 6, 2016 at 17:52

  18. and just keep sharing :O)

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    October 6, 2016 at 17:59

  19. Oh, I love that wabi-sabi jetty. Now, I guess it must live in our memories. Is that Oscar looking out to the great beyond?

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    October 6, 2016 at 18:01

    • Yes, that’s Oscar.

      Sent from my iPhone

      >

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      October 6, 2016 at 18:46

  20. so sorry to hear this, hopefully to be replaced by a new one!

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    October 6, 2016 at 18:03

  21. Oh–goodbye to the jetty! You have immortalized it, though. It will live on. 🙂

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    October 6, 2016 at 18:06

  22. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the bridges that connect me to the past…Your photo series is really lovely.

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    October 6, 2016 at 18:15

  23. Hi Lady Fi, Beautiful photos, as always! I am happy to hear you have many more of the jetty yet to share. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog and have a fine weekend ahead!

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    October 6, 2016 at 18:31

  24. The jetty is beautiful — it’s age just added to the beauty. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos of one of your favorite spots.

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    October 6, 2016 at 18:52

  25. oh that is a shame it’s such a pretty jetty.

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    October 6, 2016 at 19:05

  26. Hello Friend,
    I love the first photo. I am glad you took many photos of your favorite place to share with us. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me on my blog post as well. I appreciate it. I have a white friend who adopted three black children. My boys have grown up with them. They attended the same school, are involved in soccer together, many birthday parties and other friend dates. My son Sam is very close to McKenna, they both are 16 years old. I am sure my son Sam gets confused as to why people see the color and not the heart like he does with McKenna. She is a very special friend to him and I know he would protect her. So of course talking it over with him, I had to tell him the truth, I get confused about people. I choose to love. I do not think violence and hate will solve anything.
    Thank you again, I appreciate your comments.
    Have a great week,
    Carla

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    October 6, 2016 at 19:09

  27. Oh no. Old and rickety it might have been. But that was a huge part of its charm. And beauty.

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    October 6, 2016 at 21:17

  28. Drat!!! It was such a lovely jetty!!! I’m sure Oscar is sad to see it go to…

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    October 6, 2016 at 23:17

    • Oscar died two years ago. But Ruby and Simmie loved swimming from there until we moved. Now they jump off stones and small cliffs instead…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 7, 2016 at 06:15

  29. such a fabulous place and fabulous shots1

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    October 7, 2016 at 01:36

  30. Al

    Beautiful shots – it’s sad when something that’s been a part of your family’s life for so long is gone.

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    October 7, 2016 at 01:37

  31. Fun captures!

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    October 7, 2016 at 01:54

  32. Wonderful memories! So glad you captured them before you moved 💕

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    October 7, 2016 at 02:08

  33. Great colours – and dog. 🙂

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    October 7, 2016 at 02:09

  34. oh, no! we all loved that jetty!

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    October 7, 2016 at 02:24

  35. So long.

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    October 7, 2016 at 02:59

  36. Ron

    Fiona, I felt very melancholy reading this because I remember so clearly the many posts you shared of the dear old jetty. Gorgeous photographs! I especially love the second one down.

    Have a beautiful weekend, my friend!

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    October 7, 2016 at 03:12

  37. How sad! I liked to see the old jetty in your photos. Hope you will get a new one, enjoying it.
    Have a good weekend.

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    October 7, 2016 at 04:46

  38. Beautiful set of images. The first shot is too good.

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    October 7, 2016 at 06:09

  39. Jim

    Great shots.

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    October 7, 2016 at 06:54

  40. awesome 🙂

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    October 7, 2016 at 07:10

  41. i loved and love looking at it ! such a brilliant invention a camera is 😉 happy weekend

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    October 7, 2016 at 07:44

  42. I remember all those lovely shots you showed us of that jetty leading us to the beautiful water and your sunset skies. Luckily you have many photos to remind you of the beauty. Lovely shots above!

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    October 7, 2016 at 07:59

  43. Aww—-a sad time. Will it be replaced?
    MB

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    October 7, 2016 at 08:21

    • I don’t know – but probably as the county has replaced other jetties in the area.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 7, 2016 at 08:38

  44. I am so sorry to read about your jetty. I love all of your shots of it and would love to sit there. Great shots this week.

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    October 7, 2016 at 08:57

  45. génial toutes ces couleurs

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    October 7, 2016 at 09:00

  46. What a great photo of the jetty.
    I hope that a new coming to this beautiful place.

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    October 7, 2016 at 09:01

  47. So sad to see the good, old jetty removed. The photos will keep your memory fresh. Beautiful sky!

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    October 7, 2016 at 09:54

  48. Fascinating images! So lush and colorful.

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    October 7, 2016 at 10:10

  49. Indeed it was a nice jetty.

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    October 7, 2016 at 10:25

  50. Fantastiske bilder av en like fantastisk himmel! God helg!

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    October 7, 2016 at 10:37

  51. 😦

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    October 7, 2016 at 12:21

  52. Another great series, the first pic is my favourite !

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    October 7, 2016 at 12:59

  53. Lea

    Love your photos!

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    October 7, 2016 at 13:34

  54. That old jetty obviously made for some great photos too. At least you have those to remember it by.

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    October 7, 2016 at 14:28

  55. As always, dramatic and moody shots. The dog shot is wonderful. The silhouettes a delight.

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    October 7, 2016 at 16:29

  56. Lovely, lovely shots…

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    October 7, 2016 at 16:38

  57. sorry th hear it is gone. But that is life. Born. live and die. Goes for everything and everyone. But You have a lot of memories 🙂

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    October 7, 2016 at 18:46

  58. Unfortunately, you do not have a translator on your blog. Now I have always copied bits of text but I Frosted that the old jetty will be replaced. The jetty that you have so often and so beautifully photographed 🙂

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    October 7, 2016 at 20:50

  59. Oh, no! It made for such beautiful shots!

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    October 7, 2016 at 21:19

  60. That’s a bummer – so glad you captured it so beautifully in your photos.

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    October 7, 2016 at 23:02

  61. Bill Dodd

    Wow— I think I’m number 65 to tell you, “GOOD WORK”…..

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    October 7, 2016 at 23:44

  62. RIP, dear jetty. Thanks for enhancing so many wonderful photos that we’ve been able to enjoy!!!

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    October 8, 2016 at 04:31

  63. I loved your old wonky jetty..I will miss seeing it 🙂

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    October 8, 2016 at 04:57

  64. yes, you took a lot of gorgeous photos of that dear old jetty!
    These are lovely too!

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    October 8, 2016 at 06:11

  65. colori da fiaba in estatico osservare!

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    October 8, 2016 at 08:41

  66. Nisha

    So many fond memories attached to it. RIP, dear jetty.
    But good that it was removed before any accident happened.

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    October 8, 2016 at 09:49

  67. Magnifiche immagini !!!

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    October 8, 2016 at 10:40

  68. Well done, good and faithful servant..!

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    October 8, 2016 at 12:38

  69. love these images! beautiful

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    October 8, 2016 at 15:11

  70. noooo. that’s one of my favorite motives of yours!!

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    October 8, 2016 at 19:28

  71. jMo

    Well these are just incredible! The action, the colors, the wideshot. I had to double check your About Me and you didn’t list photographer? I wonder if your photos speak to me because you’re a scriptwriter or they’re just so good. The pooch on the pier, so sweet and suitable for hanging. Remarkable.

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    October 8, 2016 at 22:00

    • Thanks. I’m just an amateur photographer — it’s my hobby not my profession…

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 9, 2016 at 07:42

  72. I like all of your photos,
    but the first one mostly.

    Happey weekend from Anne-Mari

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    October 8, 2016 at 22:15

  73. What a wonderful feelings in these photos. I love the happiness and colors.
    Hugs

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    October 8, 2016 at 22:40

  74. All lovely captures! Will they be building a new one?

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    October 9, 2016 at 03:26

  75. yogiabb

    So sad,I loved your jetty.

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    October 9, 2016 at 04:01

  76. At least it was well-documented. It was iconic!

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    October 9, 2016 at 04:16

  77. Your jetty was certainly very picturesque. Are you planning to replace it?

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    October 9, 2016 at 04:24

    • It’s not a private jetty, but one that the local authorities built (and have now demolished).

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 9, 2016 at 07:37

  78. It’s a magical place, even without all of your memories. I’m glad you have so many photos!

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    October 9, 2016 at 06:44

  79. Beautiful series from this old jetty,
    hopefully they will build a new one.

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    October 9, 2016 at 07:41

  80. Fantastic shades!

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    October 9, 2016 at 07:43

  81. Love the dogs facial expressions….

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    October 9, 2016 at 17:58

  82. Wonderful scenes and colors. Great memories from the old jetty. Great quote from Rumi.

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    October 9, 2016 at 22:10

  83. such a magical place. so sad the jetty had to be replaced. i am sure it was a matter of safety though

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    October 10, 2016 at 03:26

    • Yes, the authorities and residents were scared of an accident.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 10, 2016 at 05:25

  84. Oh that is sad! I have loved all the beautiful pictures from and of your beautiful jetty. And i know that your whole family will never forget the times you shared around it.

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    October 10, 2016 at 06:19

  85. My god! Your photos are so beautiful =) I wish to photograph like you 🙂

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    October 10, 2016 at 13:14

  86. It lives on in so many memories

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    October 11, 2016 at 00:24

  87. Oh my that really would be like losing an o!d friend Fiona, thank heavens for cameras 😊 Looking forward to seeing more from your stock of ‘old pier’ photos!

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    October 11, 2016 at 14:01

    • You’re so right – we all shed a tear for the loss of our old friend, the jetty.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      October 11, 2016 at 21:14

  88. Every shot of the jetty is different!

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    October 14, 2016 at 08:03

  89. the beauty of life is you’ll surely find another beautiful place like this old jetty. these colours in the photos are amazing!

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    October 16, 2016 at 09:46

  90. Stunning photos! Wonderful colors!

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    October 17, 2016 at 10:37

  91. daryledelstein

    oh thats so sad, so melancholy … i hope they build another

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    October 17, 2016 at 14:20

  92. How beautiful…and the colors are heralding the rise of the jetty phoenix

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    January 17, 2017 at 22:17

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