Last week I had a short holiday in Beechworth, an old gold-mining town in North East Victoria. The town is probably at it’s best in autumn, but there are benefits of visiting in winter.
The chief of these benefits is water. After several years of drought, there is something wonderful about seeing an abundance of water. The Woolshed Falls do not flow that often, but on the day we were there – they were gushing in a delightfully copious way.
The other major water feature was a trip around the Hume dam and weir. Unfortunately, while there was some water being released into the waiting Murray, it did not seem like there would be enough to make a difference all the way down to the mouth. I hope that whatever shape government we end up with in the near future, any proposed plans to save our Murray river don’t dry up.