River of my Youth

I was reminded of this photo that I took last year when I saw Jamie’s post http://jamiepatersonphotography.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/down-by-canning-river-australian-landscape-photography/

I grew up in the suburb of Manning (on the right of this photo) in suburban Perth in Western Australia. My Dad was the local milkman and had milkrounds in several suburbs around here.

In the 60’s my Dad and I water skied from deep water point (where this jetty is) and surrounds. In the 70’s I rowed out of the rowing sheds at Canning Bridge in the distance (with ANA Rowing Club) and I really haven’t gone too far from here.

I now live at the Raffles Apartments which is the tall structure in the distance.

It’s really been a good lifestyle growing up here – and nice to see the wildlife such as dolphins and black swans coming back.

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~ by Rob Lewis on January 24, 2010.

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