When I've crossed the field, I step through the gate and turn right. I walk along the path, the fence on my right and thick bushes on my left.
Bernard Beagle Kicks Off, page 8
This is the gap in the fence that Bernard walks through until he realises that he can jump over the fence closer to the boundary corner. As described in the earlier feature, Bayview Primary Boundary Fence, Bernard likes taking the easier option, walking through this gap rather than lifting his chubby body over the top.
This is actually the boundary fence at Reynella East College (formerly Reynella East High School). My brother, my dad and I took our dog Jess for walks along this path, although the vegetation wasn't as dense as it is now. In winter, the gutter you can see in the background would often be flowing with creek water.
You know when the corner of your novel's pages get bent or torn - Blog Ears.