Sunday, December 12, 2010

How High's the Water Momma?

Six Feet High and Rising. . . .
That's the Johnny Cash song we have been singing this weekend.

About 10pm Saturday night the rain started. We knew it was going to rain, but not what ensued.
All night long a very steady drumming of rain on the tin roof continued. Daybreak dawned grey and very wet and still the rain fell sometimes very heavy and other times not so heavy. 
During a visit to the "small room with a view" I could hear this noise like wind through the trees and suddenly realised it was the sound of the creek at the bottom of our property. 
We drove down the road towards the creek and found water where we had not seen it before as water crossed the road from the bush.
 When we climbed the hill that runs down to the causeway we found that our lovely creek that wandered through rainforest patches with shafts of sunlight gleaming on the waters, and chuckled over rocky bars and glided over pale cream gravel with little leaf boats floating softly on the surface had become a raging torrent.

 The crossing is normally a small concrete apron about 10 metres wide and here it is fast flowing water about 200 metres wide and we estimated 5-6 metres deep.

 It will probably take 4-5 days to drop to a level that can safely be crossed as this is the only road out!
Good job we did a big food stock up on Saturday. All the same we will have to go easy. I mean, the though of running out of chocolate it too much to bear!


  1. Sure wish we had some of that rain here in the West. Although I don't think I'd like quite that much. Ration that chocolate!

  2. Hope the water level goes down soon. We are having snow, more snow and then, more snow - with rain inbetween.
    Stay safe!

  3. Olwen McNeill - Your daughterDecember 14, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    Yeah take it easy on the chocolate rations.... otherwise you might start eating each other... no wait that's the Cadbury ad :o)

    Take care of you both.... let me know if I need to fly in any supplies by remote control helicopter :o)