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First of our pics! The creek...

LJ and photobucket aren't communicating so well so I'll do a cut for size

This is the first sign of trouble...
Mudgeeraba Creek in flood Jan 08

So we got out in the rain to take a closer look...
We take a close look

The big 4WD vehicles could do it but no cars were willing!
Photobucket

The water looked really menacing close up, and it was pretty loud. Upriver was particularly swollen looking, and we just didn't want to ruin our holiday being washed down the creek LOL! So we went back the other way.

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moth2fic
Jan. 13th, 2008 10:25 am (UTC)
You were probably wise! We used to have a lot of those crossings in England - known as fords - sometimes paved and sometimes not... As you can imagine, they were often quite deep and people got into a lot of difficulties! I think they've all been bridged now - pity, in a way, as some of them were very pretty in old villages! There was always a warning and then a sign afterwards telling you to try your brakes.
natesmountain
Jan. 13th, 2008 12:07 pm (UTC)
-There was always a warning and then a sign afterwards telling you to try your brakes.
Well, that's all very well if you make it across!!

Here we would always have a bridge or a big fat pipe under the road.
vivh
Jan. 13th, 2008 09:05 pm (UTC)
It does look pretty damp!!! - don't blame you for turning back... definitely an only if your journey is strictly necessary sort of situation!
natesmountain
Jan. 14th, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was damp. And it looked like there would have been more fords ahead. We didn't want to get trapped between two! We're not that pioneering. Not in a rental car!
margaret_r
Jan. 14th, 2008 09:41 am (UTC)
Yes, a wise decision. I've seen too many newpaper headlines and photos of vehicles trapped and people washed away trying to ford something like that! It's exciting to look at from a distance though:-)
natesmountain
Jan. 14th, 2008 09:43 am (UTC)
Yep, that's what we imagined! Being washed away. It would have put a damper on the holiday! (not your kind of damper though *snort*)
margaret_r
Jan. 14th, 2008 09:56 am (UTC)
lol, no definitely not my kind of damper! Which is much nicer
natesmountain
Jan. 14th, 2008 10:00 am (UTC)
I always wanted someone to make me some damper!
margaret_r
Jan. 14th, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
I've never made it myself, but when we were camping once the guy who ran the camping ground used to make it every night for the campers, it was quite delicious. You can get damper rolls in the supermarket now, it's not quite the same but they are nice and some places serve it with meals rather than plain bread rolls.
natesmountain
Jan. 14th, 2008 10:40 am (UTC)
I imagine it'd be like making griddle scones, and I've done plenty of those.
Damper in the supermarket just doesn't sound right, huh! It'd be like us buying huhu grubs at the deli.
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