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Wednesday, October 19, 2011


We have started our annual holiday by flying from Adelaide today to Cairns in tropical north Queensland.  We knew that rain was predicted, but I never thought I would see rain like this!  It is bucketing down!  We collected our hire care and drove through torrential rain and overflowing creeks until we reached Innisfail, about 80 km south of Cairns.  We had not booked any accommodation in this part of the trip, and decided to "wing it" - bad idea.  The first motel we stopped at was a flea pit.  We took the room as it was raining so hard, and I could not drive any further in it.  I got the laptop out and started searching for some place else, and found the Barrier Reef Motel, on the other side of town.  This is where we are now.  Lovely friendly staff, nice room, and great food.  Next problem is that we are not actually sure if we can go anywhere tomorrow, as many of the roads are closed.  We just have to wait and see. According to the News report this has been the wettest October day on records!  212mm - that is about 8.5 inches in the one day.  Trust me to pick this time to go away.


  1. Sorry to hear you arrived in all this rain and I hope the drive to Innisfail was not too stressful - I think they have had even more rain than us. If things get too bad you can always head up to the Atherton Tablelands. Keep dry!

  2. I thought I was the only one who got rained out during holidays. I also forget to book until too late and hope for the best when I arrive. I hope things start to look up soon. At least you can sew while you are waiting for some good weather.

  3. We are going ahead with our original plans, once we check with the local authorities about the roads - heading out to Atherton. I think the amount of rain frightened us, as we are not use to seeing so much. Might get my sewing out now while waiting for breakfast to arrive.