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Lake Gordon Power Station

Through the rain we followed a side road back around a hill or two, and glimpsed Lake Gordon. Then we took an opportunity to look briefly at the external parts of the Power Station. According to Hydro Tasmania, “Gordon is the largest … Continue reading

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Cable car?

On a side road not far from the Gordon Dam we found the disused and abandoned ‘pod’ shown in the photo below.  We surmised it was important during the dam construction. Perhaps pods such as these were a type of … Continue reading

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The Gordon River

Hundreds of metres below, the remnant of the Gordon River can be seen flowing.  Wikipedia provides information about the river, the difficulty of accessing the area between the dam wall and the Gordon Splits:  “ Geraldine Brooks wrote a piece in the National … Continue reading

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The Gordon Dam

Ahead and below lay the Gordon Dam wall and all its structures.  This marvel of engineering was completed in 1974.  The mighty wall holds back Lake Gordon; As at early October 2017, the lake level is approximately 23 metres down … Continue reading

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Morning has broken

The moment I woke on Day 3, excitement pulsed through me. Was it snowing outside? Was the sun out?  I checked.  Hmmm.  Relentless but not driving rain.  As always Jeanette and I would not be thwarted.  We packed the car, … Continue reading

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What is special about this area?

I will detail, in the future blog posts on this site, my thoughts on what makes this Strathgordon/Lake Pedder area special, and  offer you photographs that should thrill you.  For some people, the area is special for their memory of … Continue reading

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