Friday, August 10, 2018

Down the slippery slope..



After all the rain we have been having this winter yesterday we took a drive to Mundaring Weir to see what the water levels were like in the dam.. show you that tomorrow. Located 39km from Perth in the beautiful Darling Ranges the lake created by the dam is surrounded by forests of tall trees and typical Australian bush. The view of the lake from above...


 Before descending the 'rustic' road down to the dam below.. 


... to see views like this! You can see why in spring, summer and autumn this is a popular spot for walking and family picnics..


...and then there was the drive home! The partly blue skies in the first pics didn't last too long, it was rain all the way. You might be surprised when you see the water level in the dam tomorrow! Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


22 comments:

  1. Dramatic skies over the lake, and yes, it looks like a drenching. At least you didn't get caught out in the open in it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. All that rain will fill up the reservoirs. Meanwhile it's 28 and HOT again here.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The weather is really odd. Too wet or too dry. Too hot or too cold, nothing seeems normal anymore. Lovely photos, have a good weekend and take care, Diane

    ReplyDelete
  4. We have had deluges when what we need is a nice soaking slow rain!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh But That Smell Of Rain Must Have Been Wonderful

    Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  6. Looks like the rain really came down. I bet the reservoir is filling up fine. Stay dry!

    ReplyDelete
  7. From the perspective of an east coast North American, the weather looked perfect at that lake Grace. The drive home looked like the weather here today. Much needed rain.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wet dirt road = carwash. I await the dam level report with interest as I think recently you have had quite good rain.

    ReplyDelete
  9. ...rustic is an interesting way to describe that road.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a beautiful area! That road doesn't look like a lot of fun to drive after a good dousing of rain. (BTW: Have you had any problems leaving comments on my blog? A couple of people (who haven't commented much lately) have mentioned that the comment form doesn't autofill with their information. I assume (and hope) it hasn't been a problem for you, right?)

    ReplyDelete
  11. It looks indeed beautiful and also a little tropical with all that rain.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Nice drive Grace. I presume the dam will be full with all the rain we've been having.

    ReplyDelete
  13. You have such wide views there. Sad to be disturbed by the rain, at last we have had rain too here!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh, lordy, Grace! We had a tad of rain here, too! But certainly all roads are "bitumen", as an Aboriginie near Alice asked me ("you wanna hit the bitumen road?").
    Beautiful pics :-) and I wish for more rain here, too!

    ReplyDelete
  15. This looks like a wonderful road trip, despite the rain. William is right about the dramatic skies.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I can see why this is a popular place for outdoor activities. It looks like a wonderful place to hike. That watery windshield looks familiar. We finally have had some monsoon storms this last week and I ended up driving home in one Wednesday evening. I discovered I need new wipers.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Now that is a great day trip! I love the looks of the area and the roads.
    Great posts Grace!

    ReplyDelete
  18. But oh my what a gorgeous place to wander, carefully, especially a journey up that "rustic" road, my kind of nature adventure. Thanks for bringing us in.

    ReplyDelete
  19. A lovely series of shots. I remember learning about Mundaring Weir when I was at school. I wonder why? It is after all one of many wiers and in WA while I was going to school in Queensland! The reason it sticks in my mind is we used to argue with my brother over the pronunciation of the name .. the "ar" rhyming with care or car. It depended entirely on the way our teacher pronounced it.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Rainy days. We sure need then in my area and sure enough it is raining as I'm typing this.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...