A short walk from our house takes us to Crescent Park, which is next to the nine hole golf course I play with Nathan. The park runs in a broad strip in a crescent shape between the golf course and the red river.
A low camera angle creates reflections on the river in the distance which hides the muddy reality of the red river which transports enormous amounts of clay from the Dakota’s depositing it in lake Winnipeg to the North.
The clay river banks are drying out and breaking up in the sun producing an attractive pattern. We stop and chat to a local fisherman who has just pulled in Walleye from the river. This is a frequent spot for him to fish but it is not somewhere you can expect to go home clean from, the clay at the water’s edge is steep and slippery. It would be easy to slip into the river and difficult to get a hold on something to pull yourself out. We walk on as the man releases his catch.