by Catriona Mills

At the Avon Dam

Posted 4 February 2012 in by Catriona

After Christmas, my parents fancied a day trip out somewhere. I was still pretty shaky with the chest infection, so we settled on a slow (and slightly wheezy) walk along the dam wall at the Avon Dam.

We used to go to the Avon Dam all the time when we were little, for company picnics and casual weekend walks. But none of us had been for years. Nick had never been.

It was hot and bright and very, very Australian summer.

I took photos that I couldn’t judge, because the sun was glaring off the iPhone screen. We walked slowly (and slightly wheezingly) along the dam wall and then down a path under an overhanging rock face: my mother insisted we walk single file and with a reasonable space between us, so that at least one of us would survive if the rock face fell on us.

Then we walked slowly back to the car, in the relative shade of which Nick and I flipped through our photos to see if any of them were in focus.

Then I completely forgot to blog about it until just now.

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John wrote at Feb 4, 05:25 AM

I’ve never heard of the Avon Dam, but I assume it was constructed in the mists of antiquity by space- (and possibly time-) travelling Eqyptians?

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Catriona wrote at Feb 4, 06:38 AM

The Avon Dam, along with the Nepean Dam, is one of the primary water catchments for Sydney (as well as Wollondilly Shire, the Macarthur region etc.). So, yes, I suspect it was built by space- and time-travelling Egyptians. In 1888.

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