Street 105 runs in a north-south direction just a block from our home. It is the street that we take every day to and from the Healing Home. We call it 'smelly street' or 'river view road' depending on our mood that day. It runs alongside a large open sewer that, on a day with really decent rain, spills over onto the road at its southern extremity
Smelly street - with many houses and businesses right alongside, especially in the 10 blocks north of where this picture was taken
Heading up smelly street today, I saw an improbable sight - a kid paddling what looked to be a raft in the sewer. I was intrigued enough to do a u-turn and check the little guy out. I doubted that he was fishing and it seemed an unlikely spot for a recreational paddle ...
Look at this poor little bloke, rowing maybe 3km down this smelly hole for what looks like 12 cents worth of cans and plastic bottles.