Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Launceston's Cataract Gorge in full flow

It's something you don't see every year - an angry Cataract Gorge!
Apart from snow, Tasmania gets is fair share of rain and this year during August it copped a deluge.
The usually peaceful Cataract Gorge, which is only a stones throw from Launceston city centre, burst into life (despite there being a dam upriver from it).
It’s hard to comprehend the movement of the water from the picture, but check out the two people on the viewing platform at the left.
And you have to experience the roar to appreciate the sound.
I can't image what Niagra Falls must sound like.

No doubt the North Esk River will go back to its placid self and the small cruise boats will be back put-putting along it with occasional seals lazily basking in the sun on the rocks at the side.
Pics: March 2007 and August 2009

No comments: