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.


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.


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

Peaceful moments under big skies;


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.)

Best buddy.jpg

For more wonderful skies, please visit: Skywatch.

101 thoughts on “Ode to a jetty

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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,

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    1. 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: > >


  4. 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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  5. 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!


  6. 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 🙂


  7. 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.


  8. 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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