Here is snap shot of our drive through my camera lens
First stop was Kurow, our closest town, country town that is, population is about 300 during a busy year ! We brought fish and chips from the Restaurant our daughter works at during the school holiday and ate by the river. At the moment the river is in flood, and this bridge is closed between 6pm and 7am. With so much water flowing under it there are safety concerns. Free range sheep take on a whole new meaning as we near the Benmore Dam!!
See that huge load of water spilling from the dam?? That is the reason why our rivers are flooding at the moment. The spray goes for ages!
We are getting a little closer to the dam now, and rather a lot wetter from the spray.
Here we have driven over the top of the dam and are viewing the spillway from the other side
White water rafting comes to mind!!
Heading back towards home now, we are doing the full circle and driving back on the opposite side of our three lakes.
As is usual, we have our dog family on board so we stoped to give them a frolic. This is Bid, our sons pig dog...she has fast become part of our family and really does have a lovely life, she has her basket by the fire and favorite spot on the couch..hmmm not the usual pig dog kind of life I guess!
Check out this site http://www.odt.co.nz/the-regions/north-otago/56565/video-benmore-dam-spilling
for more on Benmore dam and video footage taken yesterday if you are interested! It really is a spectacular site to behold!!