Here We Go Again

ide00035200903070030 Well another cyclone and hopefully the last for the season. This is a big one that's expected to turn into a cat 4 system sometime today. It seems that we will be OK in Townsville as it's a fair way out to sea and following a fairly straight southeasterly track. But with cyclones you never know and at any stage it can turn west and head to the coast. At any rate there is a good chance that somewhere in the next 24/48 hours is going to get smashed by this one. +1 is at the shops stocking up on supplies and yesterday I secured what I could in my studio and wrapped all hard drives in bags etc. Watch this space...

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Days Like These

From time to time I complain and grumble with the family about the extra cost and time we spend commuting from home on Magnetic Island to work and school in Townsville.

On days like these I can't think of a better place in the world to live. This creek with waterfalls and swimming holes is just over the back fence and up in the local mountains. I spent several hours there yesterday playing in the water, photographing and exploring with my boys Dylan, Sascha and Milo.
It makes all that time spent commuting on the ferry well worth it...this is really living the dream.

Wet Season

We just made it home from Sydney on the lastĀ availableĀ barge to Magnetic Island. No boats going to Townsville today due to the wind and rain. With massive high tides and waves the Picnic Bay jetty has taken a pounding and waves are washing over the road between Nelly and Picnic. I just love this weather and it gives me a nice excuse to have a quiet one at home.