Category 5 Cyclone


In Wednesdays post I mentioned that I had driven from Wallaman Falls, which is east of Ingham, to Cardwell on the coast. What I didn’t say though is that in doing that, I’d crossed from North Queensland into Far North Queensland. Or FNQ, as it is sometimes called. There, I’ve said it now. I did [...]


Today Queenslanders were delivered their ‘cyclone sandwich” as expected, with Tropical Cyclones Lam and Marcia making landfall this morning. Cyclone Lam crossed onto the mainland as a Category 4 system just after 2 o’clock this morning and left the small Arnhem Land’s Milingimbi community, 500 kilometres east of Darwin, without power, water and sewerage. Cyclone [...]


On a personal note we have had a pretty yucky time of it lately. Within the last six weeks or so….. Car ignition barrel/cylinder broke. Repair cost: $618. Kerching! Mudslide to garden real wall. Repair cost: $803. Kerching! Front shock absorbers worn. Repair cost: $853. Kerching! Solar hot water tank leak. Replacement system cost $3,416. [...]


The ink has hardly gone dry on my series about the Brisbane floods which, if you recall, had their roots in the relatively weak Tropical Cyclone Tasha which made landfall on Christmas Day between Cairns and Innisfail. From that moment on, the heavy rainfalls that Tasha had bought with her seemed to slowly move from [...]