The reason I'm not at work today...

This bridge is usually about 2m above the normal creek height...

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View all photos taken: Wednesday, 20th May 2009, This photo: 10:46am

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  • mitchell burns said:
    holly crap... !!! thats cool, how much rain have u had so far???,
    im home to, but im sick hehe
  • David de Groot said:
    Well, we had 220mm from 9am yesterday to 8am today, and just checking then, another 55mm since 8am.
  • iKapture┬« said:
    David, and to think there is more on the way. I'm on the Gold Coast and it hasn't let up all morning!
  • johammond said:
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, it's not meant to ease until Friday! At this rate, North Pine Dam will be full by the end of the week.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    David ya big Wus! :-))
    Geez, how good is it though? :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed - not even thinking about crossing this one!
  • matt_mcintyre said:
  • David de Groot said:
    :-P Even a Landcruiser with a snorkel would be unlikely to get across that - it's faaaast. Pretty decent falls, and the dams are getting a reasonable amount, so it's all good.
  • David de Groot said:
  • nichbri said:
    Nice, looks like Pullenvale creek at the moment - very glad I live on a hill!

    Seen on (?) (I searched for Flickr)
  • David de Groot said:
    Same here :) We're at about 220m elevation so no issues with the main creek (there's a creek on our property, but it won't be an issue for us).
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Wow! I see what you mean about your rain starting, that's amazing.
  • David de Groot said:
    Still falling too! Just as well we have a good supply of food at home ;-)
  • Adrian Kaz said:
    Just don't forget the water restrictions.
    You don't want to be caught watering your lawn during this drought.
    "Quick men! To the life rafts"
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe water restrictions don't apply to us as we're not on the grid ;-)
  • James Lagden said:
    You should put your waders on Dave, perhaps without the camera this time as you might lose it.
  • David de Groot said:
    I did consider it, but figured they'd probably fill up from the top :P
  • SkattyKat said:
    Well we do need the rain , but maybe not quite like we are getting it at the moment !! You are copping a lot more than I am in the south / west suburbs
  • iKapture┬« said:
    Landcruiser with a snorkel... more like the Titanic! ha ha
  • David de Groot said:
    You should be getting it about now Kat - looking at the radar it's moved south. Not raining here at the moment.
  • chamellieon said:
    Soooo.... want to check out a waterfall this weekend?
  • David de Groot said:
    If I can get out, sure. It'd be a perfect weekend for it.
  • Panorama Paul said:
    Oooh... that is so great... I also wouldn't be at work with a river that's pumping like this... I'd be in my kayak... playing in the rapids! LOL!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah, a braver soul than I - lots of submerged rocks, trees, etc in this. Quite dangerous really.
  • looby88 said:
    goodness, let it rain, let it rain, let it rain, famine or feast !
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty much!
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    have you ever thought of investing in a boat?
    you could be the new ferry man and make a killing!
  • Garry' said:
    You are probably the only one having photographed it from that side Dave...thanks for sharing. The statistics look already awesome and we have another 48 hours to come
  • David de Groot said:
    hahaha, I think it'd have to be on a cable or it'd end up washed down the stream...
    Could be Garry. We've got another rain band over us at the moment. Might not be going to work tomorrow either...
  • mitchell burns said:
    where do you work david?
  • David de Groot said:
    At the moment, over at Milton (along the river a bit from the city). It's about a 50min drive (roughly) from here on a good day.
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    You bludger! You could have got to the other side of that (and maybe even survived). You just wanted a day off work. Now be honest!
  • David de Groot said:
    Well the sad truth of a contractor is that if I don't go to work I don't get paid...
  • looby88 said:
    just been reading the news- you had enough rain in one day to supply drinking water for a year, and theres supposed to be a lot more on the way. A case of batten down the hatches and stay home I'm thinking
  • David de Groot said:
    Looks like the bulk of it has gone south of the border now. We probably won't get another significant rain development now until spring is my guess.
  • greenplasticdave said:
    Oh wow, so you actually live up Cedar Creek? (I read your photo guide and e-mailed you last week about it) I managed to get up there on Saturday and had a hell of a time clambering up to the fal
    On the way back I noticed what looked like a trail going up the hill on the right hand side of the waterfall pool. It exited behind the buildings in the 'no public access' area. Seems like a MUCH easier way to get to the falls. How strict is that 'no public access' rule I wonder?
    I spoke to some locals out for a walk and they said to just open the gate and go through but when I saw the padlock I thought better of it.
    Hope to get up there again on Saturday morning.
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh yeah, I was going to mention that path, but since it's very clearly signed "No Public Access" I figured it's best not to have too many people wander through that way.
    Having said that, that's the way we usually come back down. Besides, it's much more scenic walking up the creek ;-)