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#1466787 - 02/07/2018 05:39 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
dormant Offline
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Lol, Scott, woke up and looked on radar and thought, Gee where did this blob come from? Yet another creeping south, sure hope it doesn't reverse and return as they're sometimes wont to do.

Got a little laundry hanging inside for two days as wet as ever and think maybe it should be outside getting renewed rinses or it might turn mouldy.

Bought a chunk of jap pumpkin for the seeds, washed em in sieve, left on counter to ahem, dry and they've all sprouted. Do the two of us need 50 pumpkin vines? Are they even submariners?

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#1466788 - 02/07/2018 07:07 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
Brett, HF is a local but I'm not...I came up here to escape miserable cold wet winters....

Nice to hear Chilligoe has something going for it 28... smile

Looks like a nice blob on the radar up by the Daintree... its nice to share some around..


Yeah but the weather we had a couple of weeks ago wasn't cold. Cool mornings for sure but gorgeous days. That's the best weather NQ can put on. I am with you now though. This s#$t SUCKS!!!!!!!! I have said it before and will say it again. Late autumn and early winter up here produce the worst weather.

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#1466789 - 02/07/2018 07:44 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12

Simmo, can I come up and cavort with your goats please..?..I'm even happy to sleep in the barn with them as long as its dry.. crazy grin


Hahaha Scott. We will have to strap a pair of horns to your head so you can establish your place in the herd. poke

6mm overnight takes me to my stoked requirments of 10mm. Does not look like we will make it to my ecstatic requirments grin
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#1466790 - 02/07/2018 08:13 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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35mm overnight. Maybe a little more on the way.

Some old Tully fellas I know reckon this weather is a bit early, normally around show time.

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#1466794 - 02/07/2018 09:23 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
dormant Offline
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Whoaa, just went out in a lull to put the nightlights out in the 'sun' and threw out 95mm. Since yesterday 8am.

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#1466800 - 02/07/2018 12:21 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Haha slippery , I was just telling my father that I expect this sh#t to hang around till the Cairns show...
He road up from NSW on his BMW 850GS , got here Last Tuesday arvo and it has not stopped with the drizzle since, then yesterday it set in and down it came.
Hope this clearing we are getting holds for a day or so so he can get out the driveway Wednesday with out falling off, it's a bit slippery for road tires, lol .

Yeah Scott it's funny how at this time of year small amounts of rain consistently seem to make a bigger mess than 200mm over night. Can hardly walk around up here the place is just slop..


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#1466836 - 03/07/2018 08:56 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
FNQ Bunyip Offline
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Hi weather watchers ,

While us on the south side of Thorntons Peak only got around 80 to 90mm on Sunday night the rain was a bit heavier on the Northern side with over 120mm reported.
Local photographer Dean Jewel captured a shot of a new landslide on the Mountain.
Amazing that this did not happen in the wet but only after a good night of steady rain, will see lots of runoff this wet I would expect.



Please credit Dean Jewel if reposting.


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Edited by FNQ Bunyip (03/07/2018 08:57)
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#1466843 - 03/07/2018 12:01 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
dormant Offline
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Thanks for that, Bunyip. Nature is strange, no rhyme nor reason except rain. Just like the slips on the road to Cairns a short while ago, slips I've never seen before in over 30 years of driving that weekly.

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#1466847 - 03/07/2018 12:52 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
FNQ Bunyip Offline
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I could understand the slips on the Cairns road , I actually drove home that afternoon was one of the last cars coming north, had to 4x4 up over slips as they were coming down in the torrential rain, Port had over 600mm that day I believe, so totally expected.

I've read that Coopers Creek is flowing red , I wonder how long that will be like that. Maybe the council can put up some shade cloth to stop the run off and save the reef.


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#1466860 - 03/07/2018 19:16 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Lol, yep, just like the requirement for rockslides/slips to be trucked away instead of dropped over the edge of the highway.

And I thought it was clearing today but got in line with a strip of showers so didn't see the sun - I keep hoping.

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#1466868 - 03/07/2018 22:20 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Wow that is a decent bloody landslide there bunyip. Thanks for posting.maybe the wet did the damage and this rain set it off?

Anyway short trip to melbourne for me and its friggin freezing
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#1466878 - 04/07/2018 13:02 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Well after that last lot of Rubbish, it has just tipped me over the 4mtr mark for the year.
It is nice to see the sun out again FINALLY!
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#1466885 - 04/07/2018 16:19 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
FNQ Bunyip Offline
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Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
Well after that last lot of Rubbish, it has just tipped me over the 4mtr mark for the year.
It is nice to see the sun out again FINALLY!



Nice YTD Yassi smile Sorry , lol
My 70 year old dad dropped his BMW 800 in our driveway this morning , at the start of his trip back south. Non stop drizzle / rain here his whole time here. It sure is nice to see the sun ....


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#1466889 - 04/07/2018 19:28 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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We were certainly happy on this side of the hill to see some sunshine also Dean..

Nice photo Bunyip...that's a doozy of a slip..My thoughts were similar to yours Ron..I wonder if that march rain started a bit of subsidence..?


I was also waiting for an update on your dad Bunyip...poor old bugga...that's not a great way to start off a long journey...

Wow, it almost looks like we might get some fishing weather on Friday/Saturday..

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#1466901 - 05/07/2018 02:51 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
Wow, it almost looks like we might get some fishing weather on Friday/Saturday..

So you still have some room left in the freezer after the last trip ?? wink

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#1466902 - 05/07/2018 03:37 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
dormant Offline
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Interesting that Dean Jewell's photo of the Thornton Peak slide has been picked up by several news services - I hope it gives him a professional boost.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, still drizzling...

After posting the above, I belatedly googled Dean(I don't get around much) and found his website with some fine wildlife photography with commentary. I learn more about this place all the time...


Edited by dormant (05/07/2018 03:43)

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#1466916 - 05/07/2018 10:29 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: scott12]
FNQ Bunyip Offline
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Originally Posted By: scott12
We were certainly happy on this side of the hill to see some sunshine also Dean..

Nice photo Bunyip...that's a doozy of a slip..


I was also waiting for an update on your dad Bunyip...poor old bugga...that's not a great way to start off a long journey...

Wow, it almost looks like we might get some fishing weather on Friday/Saturday..



He made Greenvale yesterday arvo , and is stiff and sore with a bit of bruising around his right rib's but in good spirits about it.. He is heading to Moree to soak in the thermal pools for a few days before the final leg home to the blue mountains.

Not sure about the fishing weather up here , but am hanging out to get back out ...


So nice to hang the washing out in the sun smile



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#1466932 - 05/07/2018 17:11 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Well yeah Hickory..I'm a pretty ordinary fisherman and the missus certainly loves her fish...done a couple of 6 hungry person fish dinner meals this week and a couple of lunchs as well so its surprising how fast it goes, particularly when the freezer had been bare for some time.....

Hey Bunyip ..glad he is ok..all part of the adventure...that sounds like a great road trip...he will want to avoid heading into Moree late in the evening or early morning...we have had 2 trips down that back road from Charters towers to Moree this year and around an hour north of the border around Garah it was absolute Roo carnage..at one stage we gave up counting after about 20 fresh dead roos in about the same 20 km stretch every trip past there..its a well known Roo haunt but it was just madness....early morning and evening it was like playing dodge the roo and many were very large animals..

and you know the deal..its always 5-10 knots windier up your way this time of year unfortunately ..10 knot forecast for Townsville..15 knots for Cairns.....I guess we will see..I got some Quells for the wwoofers just in case..

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#1467007 - 06/07/2018 20:56 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Scott just drove to Lightning Ridge today, one section of the road near Dirranbandi was like doing that exercise where you have to weave around the witches hats except it was dead Roos and it went for kilometres
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#1467020 - 07/07/2018 08:03 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Weary]
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Originally Posted By: Weary
Scott just drove to Lightning Ridge today, one section of the road near Dirranbandi was like doing that exercise where you have to weave around the witches hats except it was dead Roos and it went for kilometres

Some days it's like that from here to Mutchilba, thankfully not too often.

Sadly yesterday saw the carcas as of a beautiful big wedge tailed eagle I'd seen when driving in on Thursday. He was beside his road-kill. They don't like leaving it at all.

Saw a black pig too, but that's no loss.

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