Woolagoot Lake

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Woolagoot Lake is about 2 1/2 hours drive from Canberra and is located between Tathra and Merimbula on the NSW’s south coast. I was really surprised by the receding water level last time I was there about a month ago. It kind of looked like a salt flat for the large part of it with the area that the water covered taking a back seat.

I first found these remains of an old boat jetty when I was camping at Bournda National Park with my wife and parents in law a couple of years ago and have been drawn to them ever since. Although this shot was taken around midday, I think it helps accentuate the current harshness of the area and the obvious decay that the remains have endured.

It is that time of the year again when winter is knocking on the door. That all too familiar situation of leaving for and returning from work in the dark is growing ever so close. It is making it much more difficult to shoot when the light is right as I am stuck indoors. Thank god for weekends!

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~ by michaelolive on May 6, 2009.

One Response to “Woolagoot Lake”

  1. Hi Michael,
    Yeah I was at Wallagoot last September. I remember wading through the estuary as a kid, but was shocked to see the height of the sandbar. It may never reopen, or it will require a massive flood to do so. Apparently the stocking of mysis has resulted in some productive prawning sessions there over the last couple of summers.

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