It has been dry for months. The Wet Season is at least a month overdue. The only rain we have had since the end of the last wet was the downpour I reported on 21 October.
It seems this time the Wet may actually be beginning at last. We had about an hour of heavy rain today at lunchtime, followed by another hour or so of light drizzle.
The lads asked if we could repeat yesterday’s hunting trip as they wanted to catch more goanna. They thought the rain might bring them out, and would also make their tracks more apparent. So after lunch we set off, down the same trails, to the area we visited yesterday.
What a difference just an hour of heavy rain makes. Tracks that were easy going yesterday were now boggy. In places the troopy was sliding around and losing traction. Where we were cruising between 50 and 70 KPH yesterday, we were today toddling along at 20 to 40. Though there was little danger of us getting bogged as yet, it was plain to see how, even after just a few days of rain, let alone weeks, we can be cut off out here, unable to go anywhere. Especially on these backroads. This could be very interesting.