Daily photo: Billabong Posted on November 30, 2013 by Beckie I’m not entirely sure what makes a waterhole a billabong, but it’s a better word than waterhole. We saw a jabiru at this one near Lismore.
Really Beck?? How can you win all those pub trivia nights yet not know this? :-) A billabong is formed when silt deposits at a bend in a river, changing the flow until a more direct route for the water to flow is eroded away, leaving the original bend cut off (by the silt deposits) from the river and remaining as an isolated billabong! By the way I only just found your website – this is amazing!!!
Well, that’s a very specific definition. Thanks! I guess this probably wasn’t a billabong, then.
We weren’t telling anyone about the blog until we were sure we were going to keep writing on it. I’m glad you’re enjoying it!