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Grandmother duty - Cancelled due to weather crisis

I was going to my son's home for the next week as my grand daughter is ill but Mother Nature has intervened.  It has been raining hard for 4 days straight.  We have had over a years rainfall during that time.  My shoes are permanently squishy, they will probably rot with mold when the sun comes out, along with everything else in the house, so I must stock up with bleach to kill it all before it takes hold.  It is pretty bad up in Brisbane as well with the river breaking it's banks and all kinds of things washed away.  My son is flooded in at our town house, but he still has power so will ride this out.

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We are not only cut off as an island a lot of the roads around the area are cut as well.  This is the local pub on the mainland,

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and this is the car-park.

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You have to wade into our local Cafe on the island.

Screen Shot 2022-02-27 at 3.07.38 pm the verandah is above the flooding so I can still get a coffee.

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But, the water does drain away fairly quickly once the tide goes down.  The wetlands are getting flushed out.

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But the many trees have been brought down.  On the main beach where there are usually big gum trees,

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there is now a hole.  I'm not sure just where the tree has ended up.

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At the other end of the island 6 or 7 new creeks have been created by the run off. 

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The biggest seems to have brought the contents of a midden as well.  This beach has numerous middens from the times the aboriginals hunted here.

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I think the boat ramp will have to be rebuilt.

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And there is more rain to come.  Still the kids think it is great.

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The other thing that the rain has brought out is frogs.

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There seems to be thousands of them, the noise is deafening.  All the males are singing to get a mate. 

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The Kerlews (birds) and the snakes are feasting.  So this weather isn't bad news for everyone.

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Queenie Patch

I saw the horrible conditions on international TV this morning. Make sure you are safe.

Carolyn Foley


We are fine at the moment.   There is still weather to come next week.

Rachel

It has been sounding very alarming. I hope you all stay safe and it doesn't get any worse.

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