After the floods

Cedar Creek has returned to normality with beautiful crystal clear water (albeit very very cold).

There is still a lot of debris along the creek (tree trunks, piles of gravel, etc), and the lower parts of trees and their roots have been almost sandblasted by the force of the water and what it carried. The creek now has an open airy feel to it.

I just wish all the tourists would hold off until after the road has been properly repaired, and those total idiots in their imported cars doing fishtails on the damaged sections of road, they can just go and not come back.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 30th January 2011, This photo: 11:28am

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Comments

  • vitavoto said:
    beautiful. btw , where is exactly Cedar Creek? thank you
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitavoto] About 45 mins drive north west of Brisbane, Qld. :)
  • MikeSenior said:
    Ok you can stop showing off now :P Great shot David.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikesenior] Gotta shoot it while it's good. Who knows what the coming week will bring with that Cyclone up north.
  • looby88 said:
    there are always ghoulish idiots about sadly, saddos !
    all the little orange bits look like stranded goldfish ! When we've had flooding in the UK its been vaguely strange to see peoples escaped Koi carp swimming in amongst the general melee and swans/ducks swimming up shopping streets
  • WilliamKastelein said:
    great le! nice motion! great colors!
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    I know how it is with gawkers. Here when hurricanes hit and have passed, they come out in droves making cleanup and power restoration a slow process.
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Absolutely brilliant!
  • Austscapes.com said:
    Beautiful shot David
  • peterb666 said:
    Lovely photo David. You have done well to make a relatively unassuming spot look so interesting. You frequently come across spots like this but it is very difficult to really do them justice - great work.
  • HPVD Photos said:
    You,d think local councils would block the roads except for local traffic, surely..until repaired.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] There were reports of Bull Sharks swimming in the main street of Goodna during the Brisbane floods. That's a good 30km or so up river from the mouth.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/william_kastelein] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/cobra_11] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/13945865@N00] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/unrelatedpatterns] These guys are just young louts out to have a swim in the waterhole. Purely there for self pleasure rather than gawking.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/23034038@N05] Can be tricky yeah Peter. Kinda helps that most of the area around here is gorgeous :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/wombat44] You'd think that... but apparently not :(
  • sheelz said:
    love the photo
  • accesser said:
    I was one of the tourists today I stopped in on my way home you guys have quite a bit of damage.
  • looby88 said:
    thinking about you all down under as the cyclone hits Queensland, may there be no lives lost.
  • leadegroot said:
    Preliminary reports are good - massive, tremendous damage, but so far no lives reported lost - and one birth, at 6am, in a shopping centre being used as a refuge by several thousand people. :)
    Can you imagine the stories they will tell that child?
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/sheelz] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/accesser] Oh but you're sorta local anyway. ;-)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] Looks like we've been lucky so far. No reports of death or injury, just large amounts of property and farm damage.
  • looby88 said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/leadegroot] I heard about that birth, a child who should have the motto " no time like the present " for the rest of its days, a girl I think I read. Certainly seen photos of the damage but not as bad as some feared as the cyclone didnt hit as hard as they thought, looked bad enough to me. Photos of piles of yachts in heaps, well they are a luxury, its the loss of homes thats worse
  • Rob Smith15 said:
    Now that's nice David. What a shot!