Autumn leaf floating on the surface of the Hawkesbury River at Hanna Park, North Richmond. By Ellen Hill Photos: David Hill (Continuing the story of the Hawkesbury River, we re-publish here an article that featured in the April-May 2009 edition of Blue Mountains Life magazine.) THE last tendrils of fog swirl up to meet the golden rays of a weak winter sun, mirrored on the still surface of the water. The occasional jumping fish makes a quiet “blip’’ noise.
The Smith Park picnic area becomes part of Pugh’s Lagoon on the Hawkesbury River floodplain during flood. By Ellen Hill Photos: David Hill (As NSW experiences the worst floods in decades, it is worth remembering that flood waters have been a regular feature of the Hawkesbury River for centuries. This feature article by the Deep Hill Media team appeared in the October/November 2010 edition of Blue Mountains Life magazine. It is republished here wi