nichepoetryandprose

poetry and prose about place

in the shelter of the covered bridge – Milkish Inlet

with 2 comments


We continue to drive around to look at covered bridges in New Brunswick. Eventually, I would like to write a series of poems about the plants and animals living in or around a covered bridge.

~

Last Saturday we visited a covered bridge on the Kingston Peninsula at Bayswater.  The Milkish Inlet #1 (Bayswater  Covered Bridge) was built in 1920.  At 66.5 meters, it is the longest covered bridge in Kings County, New Brunswick. It is by far the busiest bridge I have seen – it was hard to amble through the bridge since there always seemed to be a car going through and a car waiting.

~

2015 MILKISH INLET BRIDGE 001_crop

~

The bridge crosses the Milkish Inlet at Bayswater.  The water here is under the influence of the tides.

~

2015 MILKISH INLET BRIDGE 005_crop

~

Swimmers, wanting to dive from the height of the bridge, have removed a section of the bridge’s wall boards.

~

2015 MILKISH INLET BRIDGE 011_crop

~

There are many carvings inside the bridge, including this rather charming L. P.

~

2015 MILKISH INLET BRIDGE 016_crop

~

Another covered bridge once crossed Milkish Creek, but it has been replaced by a causeway.

~

I wondered about the name of the Inlet.  The water is not ‘milkish’ in colour!

~

I have discovered the name is from a First Nations word meaning ‘the place where food is dried’ (Source: http://coveredbridgevic.com/festival/Bridges.htm ).

~

Copyright  2015  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

July 8, 2015 at 3:23 pm

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. look forward to that poetry series

    Liked by 1 person

    kiwiskan

    July 8, 2015 at 5:03 pm


I'd love to hear what you think...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: