We've had a lot of rain over the last few weeks. More than anyone wanted.
Grass is growing - but it's to wet to mow. Weeds are growing - but hard to find a dry morning to attack them.
But there has been one good side to this - the water was let through the sluice gate (or whatever they call these things) at the Whakamaru dam for several days.
Above and below here show the view from the top of the dam looking down onto the sluice way and the river beyond.
The river is normally quite tranquil beyond the dam but you can see that the waves are just about submerging the tiny island.
Certainly added a new level of interest to the morning walk for a few days.
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