Wonderful, wonderful weather all week : days in the high twenties and nights around 13. The sun setting every night as a fiery ball in a wall of orange. Mt Bartle Frere framed cobalt blue against the glowing sky.
The paperbarks dressed in new shiny bark, regrown since TC Yasi, glow orange then red in the sun’s last light.
Some changes are not welcome. Our neighbour Rick Gore continues to bring truck of Jubilee Bridge debris to dump on his land. He is using it as fill to widen the road. Dust has become a problem. My neighbours told me they rang Councillor Nolan and asked for a water truck to dampen the dust and although it was promised it did not turn up.
On Friday my co-worker and I continued to have problems with grit in our eyes. Poor Dee who lives directly across the road has had to wash and dust everything before she uses it.
Ruth Lipscomb wrote a letter to the editor of the Innisfail Advocate concerned about the application that Rick Gore has before CCRC for the rezoning of this land.
Rumours about the possible end use after tourism facility has been granted, abound. The most recent one is that the property could be used for a Biker’s Retreat. Whatever the proposal ends up as the majority of residences at Coquette Point are opposed to any rezoning to tourist facility.
Cassowary chicks of Dad 2 continue to walk together. Occasionally they separate and the whistling cries echo around the forest until the happy chirps tell me they have found each other. Martin saw them coming out of the ocean side of the mangrove forest early one morning perhaps that is where they go to sleep.
Lots of tidal change this week from a low of .44 on Friday to a high of 2.31. The little fiddler crabs were happily feeding on the detritus only to find they were dinner for the mangrove kingfisher and grey reef heron.
Cheers for now,