Monday, 3 October 2022

Along the Tamar

 A drive the other day down to the Tamar River here in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.  It was a beautiful Spring Day and the water was calm.  
There is a Hotel in a place called Rosevears over looking the Tamar River excellent meals I believe and many people gather to eat there.  Picnic tables across from the Hotel and you can catch a ferry and go for a little ride on the river.
Many years ago my husband and myself along with another couple water skied in this area. In those days I didn't have a camera!

Thursday, 29 September 2022

The Whales, Tasmania

Whales that beached on our west coast near Strahan, Tasmania, Australia just the other week.
It's sad that so many pilot whales did this and about 44 were returned to sea.  240 whales became stranded on Ocean Beach on our North West Coast.
More that 204 dead whales with a combined weight between 500 and 600 tonnes were tied to a 400-metre long rope and towed out to deep water approximately 40km off the coast of Strahan in the Indian Ocean.
The text and photos was taken from various sources on the internet.

If you find this post distressing please move on as it is sad to see.

Monday, 26 September 2022

Trevally Dam

Trevallyn Dam and Lake Trevallyn is a concrete gravity dam built on Dolerite bedrock.  The spillway height is 26.8 meters and the dam wall is 177 meters long.  The lake has a surface area of 1.48 km and storage capacity of 12.33 million m3.  Height of the dam wall is 33 metres and the total volume of the wall 61,000 cubic metres.  It various at times depends on who did the measuring.

Photo taken just the other day..

A video which is in MP4 format goes for about 30 seconds...hope it can be viewed.  There is a voice 3/4 the way through as someone is bound to say something when you are taking a video!

A picnic area with daffodils and shelter in the ground where the dam is.

Two photos from a winding road within Launceston which is not used very much, so a view towards the Tamar River for the one above and below the view of the outer area of Launceston on a rainy day.