Real road rage
We are well aware that we are the lucky ones… while floodwaters have rushed through our lives, through our fences, through our property and caused the odd bovine-related headache so far, we have gotten off lightly. So many have lost their homes, their belongings, stock and (in a couple of tragic cases) their lives.
We are lucky. While we have not yet seen all our stock to be sure, no carcasses have been washed downstream that we have seen. We hope that three-day sickness has not taken a toll on those animals we have not yet sighted. As we start to explore further afield, we are beginning to realise that it’s not just the normal fence repairs that we need to do in creeks and at the river banks where the water has torn the posts from the ground.
Our roads have also suffered some damage…
As we travelled along this paddock road, I thought this washout was impressive enough to stop for photos…
Then we started to realise that it might take more than a grader to fix the damage…
Violet explores the new little ‘canyon’ in the road…
Getting deeper Mum!
Gads… not much of the road left at all here.
But then Mr Incredible drove a little further on…
And found something that makes my eyes water…
Something we cannot just drive around…
That pipe is a big concrete pipe almost a foot in diameter.
I reckon you’d almost fit a Toyota ute in that hole.
We have no idea what is above this gully crossing.
We can’t get there to find out.
Time to buy a four-wheeler for getting places, and think about hiring people who rebuild roads.
Gives me a headache just thinking about it.
Signing off with a wry smile and probably needing a hug
(and a front end loader and a truck if you have them handy.)