Rediscovering the River Walk

Susan Jagannath
5 min readOct 2, 2023

A Return to the River Walk

Mostly this is a transcript — but it’s an enriched one. Hey there, folks! It’s been a while, but we’re back on the river walk, and boy, have things changed! The water levels have dropped significantly, leaving hardly any lake behind. But don’t worry; let’s take a little saunter and have our eyes opened in many different ways,

trees by the river with the sun shining

Changes Along the Riverbank

As I strolled along, I realized I had lost Keith. Turns out, we had taken different paths. I know that sounds meaningful, but it’s not…its just exactly what it means!

But hey, this is still unmistakably the riverwalk! It’s a bit different, though, with sports fields and quiet areas scattered around. Surprisingly, there were quite a few people camping out in their cars and even a couple of caravans. It was eye-opening to witness the scale of homelessness in our community. And, alas, it seems to be the same story as the birds — where are they now?

The area around the Logan River and the Eagleby Wetlands is traditionally the land of the Yugambeh people, the indigenous custodians who have a deep spiritual connection to this region. Their history, culture, and language are intricately intertwined with the landscapes, waterways, and flora and fauna of this area.

For the Yugambeh people, the wetlands and the Logan River were not just picturesque settings but crucial elements of their way of life. These sacred waters provided sustenance, water, and vital resources for their survival. As I continue my walks along these historic waters, I can’t help but reflect on the rich history that flows through the river, hidden in plain sight.

The Orange Blob

The Transforming Landscape

Now, here’s something that’s been bothering me: the dense undergrowth along the path. It makes…



Susan Jagannath

I escaped corporate to travel, have adventures, write bestsellers, and help others to publish.