Weekly Photo Challenge – Changing Seasons
In south western Tasmania the average rainfall for the three months of Winter is more than 500 mm or about 19 inches. This water, combined with snowmelt from the surrounding Western Wilderness area, means that the waterways become raging torrents in early Spring.
Botanical Creek, which flows through the People’s Park at Strahan, is often just a gentle stream but when I visited in late September it was more like a river.
The creek flows over the rocks at Hogarth Falls and the sound of the rushing water is an indication of its force.
The deep brown colour comes from tannin, leached from decaying plant matter on the rainforest floor. Instinctively I looked for spots where a beaver could build a home on the creek, but no beaver’s lodge would withstand the powerful surge of water over these falls.
No swimming here!