Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Back country power generation

Two of these big windmills puts out more power now, but this is an interesting example of an early hydro power station. It's a couple of km past Gladstone.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Lake Daniels

It's nicer in the summer. Over by where the hills meet the water live some HUGE eels!

There have been no recorded incidents of swimmers being eaten.

35 years ago, a massive landslide buried the old hut and a couple of trampers inside at the time.

"At Easter 1974, Brian and Sharon Manson and Phillip Nicholls were killed by a landslide which destroyed the small fishing hut near Lake Daniels. The CTC, in conjunction with the local fishing club, built a larger memorial hut on the shore of the lake. This was opened at Easter 1976 and remains a popular destination for easy tramping."

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lake Somers

Another spot where I had a memorable weekend with a few good friends...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lake Pearson

Did a bit of goose-hunting here many years ago.

Didn't find any geese, but I found the bottom of the Whiskey bottle!

Friday, May 1, 2009