I have lived here for a while now and occasionally make my way by car to Northcote. The first time I tried it on foot I found things to make the heart of a country girl sing. Wetlands and hidden corners and a rock by a river to sit on and do homework.
There were mosquitoes and many birds, including ducks.
I thought the girl duck had flown off.
But actually they were just doing duck things.
And soon, baby ducks!