I think we found the Punch Bowl, as it was once called, when it was a picnic and tipple stop on the old golf course that once covered Beach Hill.
Brush and small trees that screened this ravine section from Highcroft Road have been cleared, so we noticed the pathway down the bowl-shaped depression to a bit of Small’s Creek at the bottom.
This is the same Small’s Creek that has bedevilled rebuilders of our local No Frills supermarket.
At present, crews are using a giant screw to pipe liquid concrete deep into the muck, presumably to provide a firm footing for the new No Frills to come. The No Frills parking lot backs onto Highcroft.
But I digress …
When I stopped to take the No Frills mud pit shot, the driver of the complimentary shuttle to the Carlaw No Frills beckoned me with open door. When I explained that I wasn’t riding, just taking a picture, he obliged with a pose of mock horror.
Meanwhile, back at the creek …
Slide show along the the Newbold Avenue Ravine
Danica found an opening shot using Google Street View, to show the steps we expected to use on our way home. Instead we found a nice surprise.