Sunday, July 12, 2009

A drive around Lake Mulwala

G'day All.
I hope your all well and the weather is being kind to you were ever you maybe, .
its been very cold here getting down to -2c during the night and today had a high of 12c . Bbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrr. bring on summer.
Carol's been here for the last few days, and she drove me to one of my medical appointments for tests. And is now giving Pauline and Myself some much needed lessons on Facebook mainly on applications and Farm town..
On returning home from holiday's We found the Lake had been drained to try kill of the green weed with the frost. at this stage we have hardly had a decent frost. so time will tell if its been a success. So with camera in hand went for a drive over the bridge and along Mulwala . side taking a few photo's then back into Yarrawonga for a few more photo's . Its been a very big tourist attraction as its only the second time ive seen it empty in 20 years..
Now on with some photo's of Lake Mulwala .
Well everybody ill be around visiting you all in the next few days.
Please click to enlarge all photo's for a better look.



Standing on the boat ramp on the New South Wales side of the lake

Would you Ski in this after seeing the lake empty
Take a closer look its a large green bin covered in weed


Traffic bridge between Victoria and New south wales

Crossing the bridge into Victoria

Emily took the next couple of photo's while I was driving on the bridge

Paradise Queen left high and dry
Rylie and Maddi walking over the swimming section of the lake

A closer look of the Paradise queen


Boat ramp well out of the water on the Victorian side


The yacht launching ramp

A little further around near the Yacht club



Ending with a beautiful winter sunset over the empty lake .

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19 Comments:

Blogger UKBob said...

Hi Jeanette, Those are amazing pictures. Are all those trees that are sticking up usually completely under the water? I watched your man Mark Webber get pole position for the grand prix tomorrow, I hope he can take his first win tomorrow. Bob.

July 12, 2009 4:33 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

It gives you the willies when you see what's been under the water, doesn't it? Tell me, how did they drain the lake and how will they fill it up? I gather it would be a little more than just putting in a plug and turning on a tap...??

I love the photos of the sunset...what a glorious sight!

July 12, 2009 6:51 am  
Blogger Winifred said...

My that looks very eerie without the water. Not very pleasant at all.
The sunset is fabulous.

July 12, 2009 7:44 am  
Blogger bigbikerbob said...

Hi Jen,
That lake sure looks a bit iffy empty, you would have thought they would have cut the tree stumps a little shorter before filling it.It makes for an interesting blog and good photo's though.

July 12, 2009 7:47 pm  
Blogger Peter said...

G'day Jan, lots of reasons not to ski on the lake, there is a bit of my fishing tackle uncovered too, don't suppose you found it??

July 13, 2009 12:16 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

OMG, what pictures ! wonderful and sooo interesting ! Have there been trees before the water covered them. It really looks almost unreal or like a moon landscape !

July 14, 2009 1:46 am  
Blogger Janice said...

OMG, look at all the stumps and logs uncovered with the water all gone.

We have manmade lakes here in California too, and the water is used for irrigation and hydroelectric power.

But in a drought year like we're been having the water can get really low. Some times you can spot odd things, like in one lake there was a WWII airplane.

The sunset pictures were very lovely.

Take care,
Janice~

July 14, 2009 10:36 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

I am on facebook and hooked on farmtown. LOL lots of changes going on in my life but wanted you to have my new blog site.
http://peggysmountainblessings.blogspot.com/

July 15, 2009 1:50 am  
Blogger Merle said...

G'day Dear Jan ~~ The lake looks pretty pathetic doesn't it? Much like our Shepp lake.
I am so sorry you had to go back to Wang for some re-testing. I pray that
you get good results from them.
Please let me know dear Jan.
You will be feeling sad with Gwen's birthday coming up. She is still very much missed, isn't she?
My boys are great, Geoff loves gardening and does some every time he comes, and John living in Shepp gets called on for lots of little jobs and odd messages etc. The girls live too far away, but when Kathy is here she cleans out a few cupboards etc . Julie is too far away in Gladstone, Q'ld.
Take care dear friend, Love, Merle.

July 15, 2009 4:28 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

WOW that is quite amazing to see the lake bed all dried up. And tree stumps sticking up. How deep is the lake when it has water? I am assuming it is a man-made lake, right?
The Paradise Queen looks rather sad.

July 17, 2009 11:19 pm  
Blogger Reader Wil said...

G'day, Jen! Well that looks like a desolate landscape! It must have been a hell of a job to drain the lake! How was it done? The sunset is beautiful! The temperature is almost as low as in our winters!

July 19, 2009 12:17 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Great photos, Jen, especially the sunset. I want to know too, how do they drain a lake that big???

July 19, 2009 1:45 am  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Jeaneatte, that lake looks kinda' sad. Some of ours in East Texas looked like that due to our drought. I hope they kill all the weeds.
Where did the fish go? My guess is they are holed up in those little pockets of water.
I hope your test come out okay.
..

July 20, 2009 1:33 pm  
Blogger Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Wow! I thought those were pictures of the desert at first...you're a great photographer!

Thanks for the interesting walk about.

Have a great day!
Kathi :)

Ps,
I loved saw hill!

July 23, 2009 11:48 pm  
Blogger Rhapsody B. said...

blessings.....
I enjoyed the photographs especially the 2nd, 4th, 9th, 13th, 21st & 23rd.

Thanks for sharing

July 24, 2009 8:03 am  
Blogger Tinsie said...

What an interesting and unusual lake! I particularly love the sunset photos.

July 26, 2009 12:15 am  
Blogger Gramma Ann said...

I don't know how I missed this post. That is amazing how all the trees and garbage is found in the bottom of the lake. No I don't think I would want to ski on that lake after seeing all the trees and limbs, etc.

The sunset pictures are gorgeous, more then gorgeous, they are just beautiful.

July 28, 2009 6:22 am  
Blogger Catja said...

Hi you! :) How are you?
This was a very nice picture. Have a nice day!
/ From a small Swedish girl :)

August 16, 2009 9:30 pm  
Blogger Dataceptionist said...

Puss In Boots the lake is refilled when the winter snows come back down from the mountain. They actually let water out of the Hume Dam to fill the lake also. All in all it was only empty for a month and a half I reckon before they started to let the water back in.

Your pics are fabulous Jen, we live in town and yet never quite mananged to take any photos, and then they started to fill it again and it was all too late. Good luck with your health.
Thanks for sharing.

September 19, 2009 10:26 am  

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