Things look a little different this morning - not better just different. The water level has gone down and the stream is now cutting it's way through the debris to the small spillway which allows it to run under the bridge.
We still have a track down the hill across the bridge and up the other side - this leads to our 2 Avocado blocks and one Kiwifruit block and a bush area.We will need to get some truck loads of metal ( gravel / stones ) to lay either side of the bridge where the water washed some away. But for now at least we have access. Our pipeline to our water supply has gone! DH went up there this morning to look, and says it is fixable when things dry out. An area about the size of 2 football fields has slipped down the gully - and most of it is now in what used to be our pond.( this is all going to be expensive! )
You remember the photo a few posts ago of me sitting on my red seat - if you kept going behind that tree down a steep bank to the bottom of the valley, that is where the stream is that fed into the pond.
Now today's photos: 2 at the end show the pond / dam a few years ago when we had an open garden. You can see people coming down to the waters edge at the top end of the clear blue water.( that is looking from the bridge across the water )
The other (top )photos show it today - the brown dirty mess.( all 4 photo taken from about the same spot ,can you recognise it? )