Thursday, December 13, 2012

A RIDE PAST CORIN DAM



Good weather for a ride, a few available mates and we took advantage of it. One of the pleasant things about a week day ride in Canberra's mountains is the near total absence of traffic. Its a nice run leaving the traffic at Banks via Tharwa to Tidbinbilla Road, up Corin Road, looping back through the Cotter, back through Weston Creek and home.


Corin is of course a part of Canberra's water supply. The dam is the first in a 'chain of ponds' system flowing down through Bendora Dam to Cotter Dam and the pumping station. As John Evans says we'll be drinking it in a couple of weeks...


Dam levels seem to have dropped a little since my last visit when it was full to capacity...


The view down stream...


Looking down the rock wall...


You can see the latest high water mark...


Cotter River...


Ride or drive its a picturesque destination.


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