David & Pamela - Around Australia 2013/2014 travel blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We took our bikes into the bike shop to be fixed then drove over the bridge through Mulwala to look at the devastation. It is mind boggling how much damage there was. Power lines down, trees up in other trees, tin wrapped around trees, fridges flung onto fences. The Caravan park which was smashed up was sealed off like a crime scene. One family had just sold up their home and boat a caravan and four wheel drive to have it all totally ruined. They said it was like a freight train coming. All is sobering and totally horrible.

After picking up our bikes which had been punctured by a seed head which looks like a tack, we parked near the boat ramp and went for a bike ride to Chinaman's bend and past where new houses are being built at the water's edge.

In the late afternoon we set the boat up and put it into Lake Mulwala. David wanted to get some good shots of the sunset from the lake. We've only ever been on the lake before on an organised cruise which takes you through the maze of dead trees in the water. It used to be a forest before it was flooded. The boat path follows the old creek bed. We got some lovely shots of the sunset. It is truly beautiful from the lake. You have to be careful not to hit submerged trees.

When we got back and brought the boat up the boat ramp, a police car came round and the policemen asked us about the boat as they'd seen a few around. Us and the police! I think they must ring ahead and get them to check on us in the next town.

Ah well time for bed after an eventful day! We stayed by the lake at the boat ramp for the night.

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