Results tagged “Dams” from Kazza the Blank One
Yesterday @Chrispycon posted a photo of Cotter Dam overflowing. Not to be outdone I snuck out at lunch to get my own pics.
Tonight was much more relaxed. Had a mug of leftover mulled wine from the weekend then cooked dinner (duck and veggies) and watched an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. Labelled as episode 1, which I suppose it was, but they missed the two pilots. Then geotagging and blogging.
Just for fun, here's a timelapse of the enlarged Cotter Dam construction..
Slept a lot better last night. Although I woke up at 4:52am and had some trouble getting back to sleep. I dreamt that straight after this trip I got off a plane in Sydney, then met Fran and we we had to rush to the next plane to go to America! Made it just in time. Had seats down the back of the plane. I thought they were aisle and middle seats, but the plane tapered right in at the back so I was near a window. I said I hadn't done any research for a trip to America so it was all going to have to be planned when we got there. Weird :)
Breakfast was pretty average this morning.
We spent the morning at the Hard Times mine, a tourist mine they've built in the middle of town. It's a bit disappointing that you can't see a "real" mine in Mount Isa, but for this one they've brought in a lot of actual equipment (older stuff of course) and some of the machinery still works and makes a lot of noise when they run it! Also, it means all the bits and pieces are quite close together so you don't have to walk too far to see everything. So it was a pretty cool tour.
Afterwards we had a bit of a wander through the museum there, and the Riversleigh museum made me all nostaligic for uni after watching a video of Mike Archer's work there. I realised tonight that I probably only recently threw out all my first year biology notes, including lecture timetables where I could have told you the first time I heard him talk.
Had some lunch (Subway platters, although no proper pizza subs) in the botanical park out the back.
After lunch we got taken up to the lookout again.
Then drove through the site of the main mine, and out to the powerstation that one of the guys on the tour had a part in building? Or working on in some capacity? Something like that.
And finally up to Moondarra Dam (which is *very* low at the moment).
Came back and after a quick wander (nothing is open on a Sunday here except a couple of things like Coffee Club and the bottle-o) we came back to the hotel. We were going to go for another wander but the museum we wanted to see was by appointment only and I was feeling pretty worn out, so I just stayed here and did computer stuff.
Went downstairs for dinner again. I had some "shrimp" for entree, which were quite tasty, veal for mains, which was beautiful and tender, and chocolate mousse for dinner, which was lovely as well.
Then back up to use up the remainder of the wifi time limit.
Oh, we heard both the 8am and 8pm blasts today too.
Just before Christmas had a look at Scrivener Dam at a more sedate water level. I'll have to go back again later in summer when things are a lot drier and so some more comparison shots..
And had to get a pic of this!
Today was a nice quiet day at home. Read news feeds, started sorting out our UK bits and pieces for the scrapbook, made lots of panoramas of dams and such things.
Scrivener Dam and Molonglo River
Lambrigg Lookout, Tidbinbilla Road
Have pork roasting and watching Masterchef... is making me hungry!!