Wednesday, January 19, 2011
However, we were just down at the jetties to take the latest series of photos when one of them, badly damaged, suddenly and with a great "thud" fell back to something approaching normality. The two pictures included here show that transition. The really unfortunate thing was that I had just finished taking a video (using my new HD Digital Video camera) when it all happened, so I JUST missed getting the whole thing on film - or these days, should that be in memory?
But, it does show why the authorities cordon off these areas. If anyone had been clambering over the structure at the time, they could have been seriously hurt.
Posted by Smirc at 7:18 pm
Monday, January 17, 2011
|Level at 0845am|
|Level at 5.00pm|
Agent: "You'll love the environment here - so peaceful and quiet."
Prospects: "Yes, it's nice to be so near the river, my husband loves fishing. By the way, what are all those people doing down at the river's edge?"
Agent: "Oh, they are just checking on the condition of the water."
Prospects: "And why would they be doing that?"
Agent: "Well, ah, aaaaaah, I guess they are worried that the whole place is about to flood."
As Sherwyn from 'The Big Bang Theory' would say - BAZINGA!!
Posted by Smirc at 5:22 pm
|Swollen River at Allansford|
"What the hell is that, I thought?" A check of the bedside clock shows it's just a little after 5 am. Go to window (in jocks and T-shirt), and there is Teresa, one of the Park Managers. "Well," I thought, "if it's my body she's after for an early morning romp, she's definitely got poor timing - Robbie was snoozing not 10 feet away."
|Princes Highway Bridge, Allansford|
Now, this is not the best of news for a notoriously bad morning person like myself. So, bleary eyed and bushy-tailed it was a flurry of activity - well as flurry as the Marr's can get. Shower, pack the computer (most important thing to save), a few clothes, all of our combined tablets and that was about it. We walked down to the river and though it was certainly higher than in the deluge of August last year, it was not looking as if it was of any immediate concern.
|Overlooking Hopkins Falls|
|Upstream from Hopkins Falls|
Posted by Smirc at 12:58 pm