The 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.