Rendelsham is a little town between Beachport and Millicent, on the Limestone Coast, and on the outskirts of the town is a monument to the work of the SE Drainage Scheme. It seems that in the early days that the land was under water each winter, and that stopped farmers from using the land as they wanted, so they dug lots of channels to drain the water from the paddocks. There’s a really good video that explains all about it.
Mr. Ted wanted to know if there were any fish in the water…. but we didn’t see any. Or anyone fishing, but down the road is a sign saying “no fishing from the bridge” so perhaps there might be some about.
All looks nice and calm from here, but don’t be deceived!
Boy did this churn!
You can see both aspects from here. It’s the place called “Narrow Neck”
It was time for Mr. Ted and me and Enivea to read all about this place.
Seems to me there’s been an awful lot of digging going on!
The equipment that was used to build the drain isn’t very big is it. Maybe men worked harder in those days.
This is a scoop – I don’t think it’s very big really is it…..
Then Mr. Ted called me over to look at the screw pile.
It was a bit like a really really big screw!
Mr. Ted found his way to up on top of a big rock where there’s a map to show us where we are.
That’s a nice sort of a map – one that doesn’t have to be folded up again – cos we know they NEVER fold up properly again do they!
Don’t you think I look pretty good posing at the monument? This is my serious look.
This is where all that water goes to – Lake Frome and the Rivoli Wetlands.
You can see more photos of the Wetlands on Eremophila’s Musings.
Of course, you know I was only kidding when I said we dug this 🙂 Woof!