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Performance times for the fountain

johnboy 10 October 2008 8

[First filed: October 03, 2008 @ 15:56]

And now for something important.

The NCA has announced the performance times for the Captain Cook Memorial Jet.

    “From Tuesday 7 October the jet will operate from 2pm until 4pm daily, with special extended hours for key event such as Australia Day and Canberra Day.

    The new operating hours were selected in discussion with the Lake Users Group.

    The Captain Cook Memorial Jet was constructed to commemorate the bicentenary of Captain James Cook’s discovery of the East Coast of Australia. In still conditions the jet can propel water over a hundred metres into the air.

    The Captain Cook Memorial Jet is best viewed from near the National Capital Exhibition in Commonwealth Park.”

I beg to differ on that last point.

UPDATED: A week later and Senator Gary Humphries has noticed. He’s not amused.


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astrojax astrojax 7:46 pm 11 Oct 08

cap’n cook’s spurt, then? pfff… 😉

monomania monomania 7:08 pm 11 Oct 08

Can it be run at half speed, kind of like a megaripple

astrojax astrojax 9:55 am 11 Oct 08

my other reaction to this is that spring, particularly, is a windy season and the winds pick up more in the arvo, so the chances of the fountain being a nice stream hurtling the lake into the sky and dropping it gracefully in a nice close parabola, as against being thrashed out into a meaningless swathe of sideways mist, are severely diminished by afternoon running times, as opposed to keeping the morning times, if only one or t’other were going to remain.

someone ought to write a letter.

Aeek Aeek 12:30 am 11 Oct 08

I do wonder of the the safety of inhaling the spray when the lake is algae blooming.
It can be hard to avoid.

jake555 jake555 10:05 pm 10 Oct 08

My quality of life is now diminished.

nanzan nanzan 5:41 pm 03 Oct 08

But it used to operate 10am-12pm AND 2pm-4pm…so, it’s being cut back, is it?

Is this because of the drought? And this is just as daylight savings is beginning, and more people will be out and about in the mornings.

It is such a popular thing for visitors, especially from overseas, it seems wrong to reduce its working hours – it’s an icon of Canberra after all.

peterh peterh 4:18 pm 03 Oct 08

grundy said :

“The Captain Cook Memorial Jet is best viewed from near the National Capital Exhibition in Commonwealth Park.”

Isn’t that where you normally get ‘rained’ on from the fountain?!

heh…

at least they don’t need to water the grass or gardens there. Massive sprinkler though…

grundy grundy 4:15 pm 03 Oct 08

“The Captain Cook Memorial Jet is best viewed from near the National Capital Exhibition in Commonwealth Park.”

Isn’t that where you normally get ‘rained’ on from the fountain?!

heh…

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