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#1430407 - 11/08/2017 09:26 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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We've had one fatality, maybe 2, in FNQ in the last 12 months. One at Dimbulah, so I see the corner every trip to town.

When I was 24 in Denmark, *young and alert*, I still managed to drive down the wrong side of the road twice. Drove other people's cars, so didn't have a chance to get used to it, that's my excuse. I'd been driving for 6 years here beforehand. Lot less traffic everywhere in 1971.... Thankfully.
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#1430478 - 12/08/2017 14:54 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say winter has retreated for the year? With a couple of weeks left, gotta be warmest minimums ever I'd say.
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#1430482 - 12/08/2017 15:10 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say winter has retreated for the year? With a couple of weeks left, gotta be warmest minimums ever I'd say.


Maybe up your way but we may get one more belting in a week or so down here. Stunning days at the moment though. Here's hoping we both get to chase some lightning shots this Spring Ron !
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#1430486 - 12/08/2017 16:24 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Lighting....whats that?
In 7 years I've been here I haven't experienced one *memorable* thunderstorm. frown
Must've chased them away.
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#1430514 - 12/08/2017 21:58 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: cold@28]
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Originally Posted By: cold@28
Lighting....whats that?
In 7 years I've been here I haven't experienced one *memorable* thunderstorm. frown
Must've chased them away.


Yeah they are definitely more frequent down this way C@28. Seen some amazing storms the past year including a decent effort last week.
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#1430515 - 12/08/2017 22:26 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Originally Posted By: cold@28
Lighting....whats that?
In 7 years I've been here I haven't experienced one *memorable* thunderstorm. frown
Must've chased them away.


Yeah they are definitely more frequent down this way C@28. Seen some amazing storms the past year including a decent effort last week.


Lived at Maleny for 10 years. Saw some good storms there. Got the enjoyment out of them, thankfully minus the hail and damage. That seemed to hit the south end of the range, run along the foothills, and along the railway towns.

I have four mock orange shrubs. Two have flowers and the other two have buds. Does this mean anything...? Forgot to check the ant nests.
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#1430526 - 13/08/2017 08:42 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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I will go with the mass mango flower meaning we will have an amazing wet season. grin

I think the only chance of experiencing rain at the moment would be to go sit in the paddock with the irrigation running. poke
I will be glad when September is over, it is the driest month of the year up here.
First over 30c days in the forecast for Mareeba. Let the buildup begin. smile
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#1430566 - 14/08/2017 08:55 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Have got lend of a second hand 70-200f2.8 lens for a try for a week CF, thinking ill buy it, not sure how good it'll be for lightning though..

Spoke too soon lol, bit cool in the suburbs this morning and still have my jumper on in Malanda.

Yeah those mango flowers are goin ape this season Simmo.
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#1430570 - 14/08/2017 09:30 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Have got lend of a second hand 70-200f2.8 lens for a try for a week CF,


Let me know how it goes.

Very thick fog down here this morning. Still hasn't cleared at 9.30am. Horrid drive to work but will make way for a stunning day when it lifts.
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#1430572 - 14/08/2017 10:02 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Yep winter seems to be hanging on a bit..slightly below average minimum temps and overcast today with some showers just offshore...

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#1430604 - 14/08/2017 14:31 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Can start to see the brown tinge of the dry season starting to appear with the grass.
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#1430645 - 14/08/2017 18:45 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Best time of the year for us, dry but still wet enough if that makes sense. Everything is thriving and easy to manage other than the hawks wiping out the guinea fowl....
Grass still grows enough to feed the Scag, Deere and Husky mowers
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#1430669 - 14/08/2017 20:08 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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You can have some of Chillagoe's guinea fowl. Hordes of them from one end of town to the other, and beyond. You can have our peacocks too.
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#1430722 - 15/08/2017 09:51 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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The hawks are grabbing your full grown Guineas, CV...?

At least you wouldnt have too many Ticks or grasshoppers around town,28..

The only time I lose any is during breeding season when the silly bugga's make a nest where I cant find it and a snake gets them..otherwise they are locked up at night to keep them safe..

and who was the one that jinxed it by claiming winter was over...lol....bloody nippy nights ATM...

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#1430769 - 15/08/2017 14:55 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Haha nippy alright, but in reality only close to or just above average. AP still a full degree above avg last night and that was the coldest night if the month so far.
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#1430797 - 15/08/2017 17:40 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
The hawks are grabbing your full grown Guineas, CV...?

At least you wouldnt have too many Ticks or grasshoppers around town,28..

The only time I lose any is during breeding season when the silly bugga's make a nest where I cant find it and a snake gets them..otherwise they are locked up at night to keep them safe..

and who was the one that jinxed it by claiming winter was over...lol....bloody nippy nights ATM...


Don't reckon the hawks can keep up with them. But yes, don't seem to be any ticks in town, nor grasshoppers. They have their regular rounds. Crazy things.

Think we might have a fire or two out this way, very very smokey, and too much trouble to look, briefly relying on 3G again, between Sky Muster providers.
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#1430804 - 15/08/2017 18:40 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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A lot of smoke coming from looked like Danbullah state forest this afternoon, was headed your way 28, not sure if it made it that far.
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#1430808 - 15/08/2017 18:57 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Thanks C28, no about 6 months old S12. Down to my last one now. Hawks wiped out my young whinedots as well.
You are right about the nippy S12. It is nice though.
The front causeway has finally dropped below the crossing and water flows through the poor excuse for a pipe now under the crossing. We can get Woolies deliveries again now as it is safe to cross for them......
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#1430999 - 17/08/2017 16:21 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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The dry doldrums are well underway. Hoping the winds fall away somewhat for some calmer ocean conditions
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#1431046 - 17/08/2017 22:04 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2017 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Chatting to an old yachtie friend from Sydney today, who spends a lot of time in Brisbane, and lives on his boat as much as he possibly can, which is quite a bit.
He reckoned the waters around Brisbane and south are much warmer than they usually are. He reckons we're in for a "bad" cyclone season, with one arriving early.
Will be interesting to see how that prediction goes.


Edited by cold@28 (17/08/2017 22:04)
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