Lake Tyers Water Level very high

Lake Tyers is set to break through to the sea if the water level continues to rise. Very interesting to see how much it’s come up in three days!

Lake Tyers Breakthrough

On Saturday, we photographed Lake Tyers in flood. Everyone was expecting that it would break through to the sea at any moment.

On Saturday – this is what it looked like:

And at Nowa Nowa which feeds into Lake Tyers

And today the sea broke through and the lake flooded out. Water is now coming back into the Lake.

Tuesday in Lakes Entrance

Funny day here in Lakes. Yesterday it was so hot, today it’s almost cold!

The town is really busy – which is great and will go a long way to helping some of the local businesses continue into the new year. The new works on the Esplanade are terrific, and that end of the town was really busy this morning, with virtually no parking in any of that section.

Lots of boats out and about enjoying our beautiful waterways. Most seem to be doing the right thing, being patient and courteous with other boaties, but of course, there are always those few who go roaring around, creating backwash that can damage the environment and other boats. Boaties need to observe the restrictions and signs as to speed, but also remember their manners when it comes to passing other vessels, particularly those moored at jetties. Remember that not everyone is an expert at the boating thing, and many need time to learn the skills needed. So relax, chill, be patient and considerate, and we’ll all have a great time on the water.

Remember to watch out for our dolphins and seals too – there are restrictions about how close you may be to our wildlife, and we take that very seriously!

To our wonderful visitors to Lakes Entrance and surrounding areas, thank you for visiting us, it is a pleasure to welcome you to the town. BUT, please remember that you are our guests, we live here and you are visiting us. You come here because of all the things we have to offer for your enjoyment, please respect our town, take home your rubbish, or dispose of it properly.

Be patient in shops that are not used to dealing with big crowds, we are doing our best to accomadate you all. Many of our local businesses are struggling and have had to put off staff, so we may not be able to serve you as quickly as the big shops in the city. Remember you are here to relax and enjoy, so do that, and everything will be fine.

Show respect and it will be shown back to you. If you have a problem with anything, approach the owner of the business with respect, and it is certain they will listen to you. Don’t go posting nasty comments on social media about “backward” towns and people, that does not help anyone, and certainly does not resolve any issues you may have encountered.

The lifestyle here is relaxed, chilled and laid back, isn’t that what you come here to enjoy?

We have all had a rough year – particularly those of us here in East Gippsland, first with the bushfires and then the virus. I have to say that we have been blessed to have been kept safe during both events, and we genuinely thank all those who worked so hard to keep us safe, and those who obeyed the rules, did the right thing, and made their contribution to everyone’s safety.

To the others … well what can I say?

We had a pleasant afternoon tea at Johnsonville today, with thanks to the staff at The Black Stump for excellent coffee again!

Johnsonville, East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.

Camera angles

Been playing with my camera today – thinking I need to take some lessons on how to use it all.

I like this one the best of all I took and kept today

I took this one first, focusing on it’s little bowed head (It’s a flower on the flowering gum tree in our back yard)

But then I moved and saw this! Such an amazing little flower, and it’s the only one left on the tree now.

Lakes Entrance has it all!

We live in the most amazing and diverse part of the world, and we have it all here!!

Melinda and Tony, aboard Lonsdale Eco Cruises get to enjoy it every day, as they take locals and visitors alike on a voyage of discovery!

Assessing the damage – Hewardia

Assessing Hewardia today

Some great photos today, from Mel onboard Lonsdale Eco Cruises, of the team assessing Hewardia.

It can be dangerous

It can be dangerous crossing any bar,even for experienced Skippers

The “bar” crossing at Lakes Entrance can be dangerous, even for experienced Skippers! One of our favourite vessels ran aground yesterday attempting to come through, and can still be seen stranded on the sand just outside the Entrance.

Live webcam footage is here – Flagstaff Live Video Feed.

The Video cams have recently been updated, and provide high quality live pictures of the Entrance during daylight hours.

A second cam higher up at Jemmy’s also provides an excellent view, though the stranded vessel cannot be seen from this cam.

Jemmy’s Point Live Cam

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