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On my way out of Geelong this morning

I decided to take a riverside road as I had

heard about the high water levels.

Little did I know that 150 metres along the road

I would come upon these road closure barriers

and river water nearly 100 metres from the Barwon River.

 

The above image was captured on October 24,

and published here, so I decided to have

another look this morning…

…and this is the sight that greeted me.

This is the upper reaches of the Barwon River

and has a long way to travel before…

it reaches Geelong City.

Last weekend I measured 33mm (132 points) in our rain gauge.

Friends who live upstream from here measured 53mm,

all of which has fallen on sodden ground

which has tried to absorb nearly 7 inches

that fell in October.

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Part of our driveway this morning (Tuesday, Nov 02)

 

The simple fact the the grass has not been cut for a week

or more is the only thing that stops our yard

appearing like is is a sheet of water.

Snow (in November!!) was forecast

down to 500 metres today, so…

…both pooches were grateful for their jackets as

the rain belted in under the verandah.

Eventually, they did decide that the warmth

of their kennels was a better option.

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Geelong’s Promenade has been part

of the Eastern Beach precinct

for as long as I can remember.

 

Measuring 200 metres from end to end

The Promenade is an ideal place

for a leisurely stroll.

 

It also provides a very safe place for

young swimmers to practise their skills.

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Perched high upon a hill on Geelong’s western boundary

the Geelong Cement works were the first thing

we could see of Geelong.

 

In 2017 the Cement Works silos were

decorated by Rone, a local artist of note,

with the images representing

the Past, Present and Future

 

In April 2020, sadly,

the site was razed.

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Warrnambool’s LadyBay is protected

from the wild Bass Strait sea, by…

 

…the Breakwater, which…


…stops the rough sea from entering

recreational areas of the nearby coastline.

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