Thursday, February 05, 2009

Water, water everywhere...

It's still raining. In fact, it's been raining in Townsville all year! That's right -- almost all of last month and again in February.

We're completely cut off to the north, west and south by flood waters and if there were roads to the east, they'd be cut, too. The supermarkets only have long life milk, because the trucks can't get through, and a consignment of groceries has been sent up to Cairns by barge.

Some areas of NQ have received over a metre of rain in the past seven days.

And what am I writing about at the moment? Funny you should ask. It's a story set in Cape York in the wet season. I am so totally soaking up the appropriate vibes.


2paw said...

What a land of extremes Australia is: tomorrow we will have the hottest temperature in the whole world in our country as well as the floods. If only we could average out the rain and the heat!!!

Barbara Hannay said...

Yes, I can't believe it will be 117 degrees F in South Australiatomorrow. I simply can't imagine that kind of heat. Poor things. Luckily they've been promised a cool change for Sunday.

Eleni Konstantine said...

Yep Barb, we're sweltering here and you have flooding there. What a vast, mysterious land we live in. Though we are having the change come through now.... everyone's been cranky from all this heat!! Personally I'm an Autumn and Spring girl ;)

Hope your roads open up soon. Take care.