Dam it!


Have you ever had one of those days where you are just booooooooored!

I was getting cabin fever sitting around at home. I went to the gym but even after a workout I couldn’t sit still. I decided to head to the beach but just as I was heading out the door the sky clouded over. By this time it was after lunch and I decided to head out to see the Hinze Dam. I’ve been toying with the idea for a while but I was waiting for the weather to turn a little bit because I thought the Dam would be much more impressive when the weather was a little wilder.

The weather today was by no means extreme but with the water rushing over the spill way and the size of the dam wall it still made for an imposing site. I didn’t realise how long the wall was and it took me a good twenty minutes to walk the length of it stopping to take some pics a long the way.


Although the dam is man made and the the lake it has created is relatively young compared to the surrounding landscape I couldn’t help feeling a sense of timelessness as though there was something magical and ancient about the water. Deep under the waters it is easy to imagine something slumbering surrounded by the lush green hills and the blue sky. At this time of the year the light is beautiful as it loses the harshness and contrast that the Australian sun seems to have over other places I have visited around the world. The sun sets here around 5pm now and the twilight just before is a magical time for taking photo’s.

When I come to places like these where nature is all around me I can’t help feeling a sense of wanderlust.


I don’t know where it came from but I remember hearing the saying bored people are boring people. In some ways it’s true. I was literally bored out of my mind sitting at home and then what could have been a wasted day was turned in to something really enjoyable just by allowing myself to be a little bit spontaneous.