Monday, January 12, 2009

Welcome to Wet Season

Swim in the sea anyone? Cyclone swell, king tide, logs, crocs and stingers.

I'm going to go out on a limb and declare that wet season has started. It had been trying to rain, I mean really rain. The humidity had been building and the thunderheads had gathered every afternoon, but it hadn't come to very much....until yesterday. Port Douglas received 310 mm in 24 hours. Further north in the Daintree it topped 400mm. We also had a double whammy with the highest tides of the year occurring on the same day. What happened to the beach? Well, it went under.

Jane and I had the day off and took a drive up to the Mossman Gorge in the afternoon. Our usual swimming hole was flowing a little faster than usual.

It's been brewing for a while. Looking west from Flagstaff hill last Sunday afternoon..

On Sunday afternoon we decided to go to the movies in Cairns and made the 15km detour to Barron Falls. The falls were impressive and Marley and Me was better than expected. It rained all the way back and all night, with some heavy stuff waking us at about 3am. 310mm in the 24hours to 9am. Welcome to wet season.


niallniallorangepeel said...

I was trying to think of something funny to say using the word "wet" but they all sounded too catty.
Looking forward to seeing you soon

Charlotte said...

What beautiful photos of a beautiful area. Thank you for visiting my blog. Come back any time.