Hello from cold and very wet Coquette Point,
The weather systems combined to bring heavy rain to the Wet Tropics on Thursday night. Around 350 mm fell in the Innisfail, Mossman and Cairns’ hinterlands overnight and on Friday all the rivers ran red to the Coral Sea Lagoon. A low over Victoria has pushed cold air up along the Queensland coast and it was winter woollies all day to-day with the temperature not getting over 18 - freezing for FNQ.
She jokingly said to me “ If I lived here I would blow up the bridge and live in solitude in the rainforest”. Thank you Margaret your life was an example to us all: you made a difference.
The Indian Koels found their voice this week and early every morning the male and female have been ‘singing the rain’ in long wurra-wurra calls that are held for at least ten seconds and finish in mounting shrills.