After the heaviness of the weekend's remembrances, and all the liturgical preparation that that involved, it was good to take time on Monday to return to the wetland trail on the island of North Haven, about six miles to the north of home. A warm afternoon, with insects buzzing and cicadas singing - and fish surfacing in the larger tidal pools. Even with tree damage from the recent tropical storm, which meant I had to leave the path on many an occasion and detour through brambles and thick undergrowth (and in one place even walk through shallow water!) the walk only took a little over an hour. I'm planning a return visit to explore some of the less accessible parts - by kayak!