Thursday, September 29, 2016

Water, Water Everywhere (Copeton Dam)

 

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A weekend at Copeton Dam with the car club. Stopped at Gwydir River outside Bundara for morning tea. Don’t think I want to fall in that river, its flowing very fast today.

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There has been so much rain that the dam is filling by a metre and a half a day.

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Don’t camp too close to the river or you may float away! Lots of people are also getting bogged.

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A metre and a half may not seem like a lot, but spread that over a body of water the size of Sydney Harbour. You can almost see the water rising up the bank.

They think it may get to 100% full.

So much water on the roads, lots of flooded causeways on the trip. Creeks have turned to rivers and rivers have burst their banks.

And everything is very green and lush.

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We spent overnight in one of the cabins and had dinner and breakfast at the camp kitchen

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The new slipway, and visitors centre has been finished since we were last here.

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And there is an explosion in the roo population. Lots of joeys.

 

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On our way home we stopped at New England wood turning.

He makes amazing didgeridoos and I bought a nice cheese board.

 

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