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.


Author: Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.

2 thoughts on “The Wet”

  1. 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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