It's not a natural waterfall, but the spillway at the end of Lake Catagunya is incredible. I paddled up the lake until the white danger signs warn boats and swimmers to get out or risk getting sucked over. The signs are actually placed very conservatively about 500 meters before the dam wall. It was easier to carry an inflated Dave the RC on my head and come back for a second load of pack, day bag and paddle. With all the gear in one spot just past the wall I finally had a chance to see the water bursting over the spillway. It falls down and then ramps back up before spraying wildly into the riverbed. A little further downstream the power station chugs away, and little further again is where I portaged the raft to and put it back in the water. There was a short section of deep and fast flowing river water before it slows and begins collecting in Lake Repulse. I've continued in showery conditions to part way down and found a flat campsite in a wooded paddock. There are cowpats on the ground so this is the start of the farming section of the river. I also saw the first black swans of the journey.
Cirque 2 Sea Day 20 : 20-08-2016
Some fantastic posts on the discussion board today, with some great name suggestions. Well done everyone. Over the weekend we have several River Life Posters to give away. Let us know what your favourite river animal is and why to be in the running.
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