Thursday, January 03, 2008

Visit to Wodonga Part 2

These are some pics of the Hume Dam in Albury.

" The design and construction of Hume Dam, which was the major works organised by the River Murray Waters Act (1915) was directed by engineers E M de Burgh (NSW) & J S Dethridge (Vic). Lake Hume supplies water for extensive irrigated agriculture, town supplies and power generation while mitigating flooding in the Murray Valley. When finished in 1936, it was one of the largest dams in the world. The doubling of its storage in 1961 to 3 million megalitres involved a large number of post-war migrants, the relocation of Talanggatta township and the raising of Bethanga bridge. Substantial works between 1994 and 2003 brought the dam to contemporary design standards. In its basic design and subsequent upgrading the Hume Dam provides evidence of the development of Dam Engineering in Australia."

View towards the bbq pit.

Itsy bitsy spider

We had dinner at a TAB bar near Safeway in Wodonga. For its price ($15 for entree or desert and main), its affordable, but its not really up to my standard of a good western meal.

entree - calamari rings

Tandoori chicken - This is a strange meal because it serves rice with fries. I know fusion is good, but rice with fries seems odd to me. The salad was a little too pungent too with the purple onions. The yogurt dressing should be served separately rather than on the chicken (I'm not really fond towards yogurt I guess). Otherwise, the chicken fillet is moist and tasty.

The fish fillet would have been nicer if it was one large piece. The colour of the fish fillet is a little dull, and I would have liked it to be more golden perhaps.

I was expecting a large chunk of steak for this, rather than carved pieces. The steak and potato taste wonderful.



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