“For every one of the years of his life, this bay had been here, filling its shape in the land. He had laboured like a mole, head down, in the darkness and dirt of London, and all the time…This place had been here long before him. It would go on sighing and breathing and being itself after he had gone, the land lapping on and on, watching, waiting, getting on with its own life”

Kate Grenville says this in her book The Secret River, a tale about a man and his wife forging a new life in the wild environment of Australia. I sat and had a pleasant lunch here beside the lake.

 

Pyrenees Mountains: Romedo de Dalt 2

Friday October 19, 2012