The Wet

splendid tree FrogThe rain finally settled in on the 19th.  Within a couple of days the unsealed Tanami and Duncan roads were closed and the sealed highway from Fitzroy Crossing through Halls Creek to Kununurra was temporarily impassable for up to a few hours at a time as the creek beds that have been desert dry all year began once more to flow and to flood over the road, which runs through them.

From the house I am staying in I can hear that the frogs are happy with the change in weather.  I can detect the calls of three species at least, the most common being the green tree frog.  It is good to know the cane toads have not eliminated them yet.

I had planned to do a quick overnight trip to Billiluna to pick up a few necessities and check that all was well at home, but I may now not be able to get back for weeks.  Worst case scenario – months. Part of the fun of life here is the uncertainty and the unexpected.



About Alan

Settling into my 7th decade and still determined not to grow up too soon.
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2 Responses to The Wet

  1. Anonymous says:

    Very well written Alan merry Christmas hugs rosmaria

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  2. Tamara says:

    Such a beautiful time of the year in the Kimberley.
    Creeks, rivers, waterfalls and roads flowing freely!!
    Merry Christmas Alan and cheers to a new year in a magnificent part of the country… lucky buggers we are!!

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