I awake this morning after a great nights sleep, nothing like rain on the roof to help you sleep, and I find that The Whitsunday group of islands have grown in number. Indeed, I now have my own island, surrounded by an ever rising Myrtle Creek.
Airlie Beach is cut off as is Proserpine by rising flood waters. It is 50 weeks ago that the same thing happened so it is just about on time. The creek has grown overnight and it is now an open expanse of water.
We can now do white water rafting here all the way down the main drag and into Airlie. There will be lots of isolated people as many properties will be cut off for a fair while. It usually takes a fair bit of rain to get the creek up to this level, but this time just a day and a half, but it had been very heavy.
As usual my animals don't appreciate mother natures gifts and would prefer to be inside with me, although the goat and the dogs still can't agree on which chanel to watch and they are a little upset.
Frogs and geckos are here with us and no doubt a couple of Joe Blakes are in here to escape the rain and rising water levels. Wallabies are just outside ,(for now) as there usual grazing grounds are around 10 feet below the water level.
The crocs will be loving this and the barra will start their runs early this year. Time to sit back and wait for the power to fail as it will in this weather and then it's just me my animals, a few orphans and mother nature. Love wet season, we'll just have to see how long it lasts.
Not knowing any conditions further south I'd be careful driving any further north than Mackay.
cheers a soggy but happy airlian