The day the rains came

Blue Lake Mt Gambia, originally uploaded by gypsy woman1.

Tuesday 11th January we arrived at Mt Gambia. When we booked in at the central caravan park the manager told us about Toowoomba and the devastation in Queensland. I could hardly believe that such a thing could happen to an area so far inland. Also he said Brisbane was going under.

It was overcast but still fine in our area so we went to explore Mt Gambia. First stop was a look at the Blue Lake. It is in an extinct volcano crater. The lookout is a short walk up hill and as you come over the rim and the Blue Lake spreads out before you it is a stunning vibrant view and every one just goes “wow” and is mesmerised by the sight.

This is Mt Gambias water supply and the rain from the catchment area filters through layers of limestone to reach the lake so the water is very pure and pristine, it also tastes great. The blue colour is not reflection from the sky. The day we were there it was overcast.It is a phenomenon created by the pureness of the water.

We went on the walking tour of the pumping station and the guide told us the history of the area, it is a unique place in Australia created by volcanic action many millions of years ago.

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