|Hanne in the Sunshine by Deep Creek|
|Deep Creek Walk to Hardy Falls|
Well, we hope you backed "Ballabriggs" who came in the winner at 14-1 a few minutes ago! It is one of Britain's most important annual horse races involving a grueling race over hedges and water jumps, held at Aintree England. Meanwhile. back at the ranch as they say, we went for a walk on pleasant trails criss-crossing Deep Creek on wooden bridges. The actual water-fall wasn't too impressive, but what was remarkable was that a large portion of the cliffs by the falls had collapsed in 2009. Now access to the base of the falls is not permitted, penalty $10,000! (The rocks are still unstable). You can see some of these rocks in the photo. It was a sunny day with deep shadows from the red-barked Alder trees. A few red-breasted nuthatches were trumpeting, mallards were digging in the creek, and a solitary kingfisher made his presence known. No humans were seen....the temperature varied yesterday from 0 to 14 degrees Celsius....