So far, just this month July 2021, we have had 93mm. Today, the crossing below the main home is still pretty wide and flowing over.
50 metres down from the crossing, the Five Cascades are sparkling and singing their song.
We won't be going across the creek on the Wallaby Trail for a while yet!
The dam is looking the best it has been for 10 years but we still have a way to the spillway.
Where we usually walk down into the Cannon Creek Gorge is still running strongly.
We usually step across these boulders but we can't get down that way at the moment.
The best way into the gorge at the moment is to cross at the crossing below the main home and go into the top of the gorge, half way along the road to Doro's Hole.
It is truly beautiful when flowing like this. As I say, it is good for the soul.
It is exciting to be here at the moment.
Watching the flow of water through the rocks and pools of the Top crossing.
Everywhere we go at the moment is a photographic dream.
More rain is expected this Friday.
Enough to keep the flow happening.
It's good for the Soul.
32mm of rain yesterday.
This is the second time within a week that we've had over 30mm.
Today we found time to wander down to the gorge.
Less than 100 metres walk from the main home takes us to what I call the Five Cascades.
The beauty of the Five Cascades is the ability to hear the various tones of the cascading waters as they flow down towards the gorge.
From here we wandered another 400 metres down to the Cannon Creek Gorge.
Cannon Creek has cut the Wallaby Trail.
So we weren't going any further down that way.
Similarly we couldn't get further down into the rocky creek bed by following our usual trail
But I did find a good, cranky face in the rocks!
To get down the to the floor of the gorge we had to walk further along from the dam and go down a different trail to Lounge Chair Rock.
Lounge Chair Rock is on the other side of the Top of the Gorge.
The view below looks across to our chairs on the Top of the Gorge.
This picture is taken from standing on top of Lounge Chair Rock.
Also looking down from Lounge Chair Rock, gives a great view of what I call the Terraces.
Down on the floor of the Gorge it was great to see Cannon Creek in flow.
This view is just below what I call Baker's Crossing.
Baker's Crossing is named because of the structure of 4 slices of bread and a hot cross bun.
Now is a great time to explore the Gorge.
The granite rocks are a bit slippery and can be dangerous but it is exhilarating!
In addition there are some wildflowers starting to show if you want to explore a bit more.
In the next few days we might get a chance to check out the cannon Creek Top Crossing.
It's so great to see the area coming to life.
Author - Mark Carter
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