Another Dam Picnic

A cool overcast day made it perfect for a ride. We had 13 participants and chef Derek, who headed off to the picnic site to get the barbie under way.

A pleasant ride through rural Bargo, down Charlie Point Rd to the chime of bell-birds then up Arina Rd and out to Nepean Dam.

Some of us hooted down to the upper Dam area, to a look-out with an expansive view across the water. It was a shock for me to see the difference in water levels from June 07 when the Nepean was last at 100% capacity.

Nepean Dam Low Water Level

Nepean Dam Low Water Level, March 09

Water Level June 07

Water Level June 07

We then rode across the dam wall which provided a scenic backdrop for a group photo:

Cycling across Nepean Dam

Cycling across Nepean Dam

before tackling the “significant” climb back UP to the picnic area.

Derek did a marvellous job with the snags, and we tucked into a delicious brunch.

Group Photo at Nepean Picnic Area

Group Photo at Nepean Picnic Area

We split the ride back to Bargo so some could do a few extra km.

A pleasant ride for a belated start to the BARBUG year.

Next ride: Autumn in the Southern Highlands

About BargoSal

Keen cyclist, my aim is to get bums on seats, work with council to improve cycling infrastructure and driver awareness. I am also a website designer.
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