Saturday, February 19, 2011

Back to the Hiking

Okay so the Yasi Cyclone thing wasn't much to write home about...

There was quite a lot of trees down and fences toppled but no major damage, this means the walking tracks in the rainforest are un-walkable! Bloody hell.

So I cruise over to the Red Arrow walking track because I figure it gets a lot of movement from the after workers and it should be okay...... Only to find it fenced off!
Wow I say ( I really said something else).
This fencing was .... I'll just post the stuff. Damn I should have taken a photograph of the path being blocked off.

Yeah that's the stuff.

This fencing was in a few spots all along the track! I jumped the first few and then ripped the rest down and chucked it to the side.. There was no notices as to why the temporary fencing was there - as far as I knew some kid had put it up as a joke. Or whatever.

So anyway as the Red Arrow walk is part of the Mount Whitfield Conservation Park. After going to the Queensland Government website I see >>

Opening hours

Mount Whitfield Conservation Park is open 24 hours a day.
So This seems like a bit of a joke.
After looking in detail at the site I note "Stop the spread of weeds and pathogens"
I had to laugh - this is in the same park that has "Removal of Bamboo prohibited"
WTF? That's a noxious introduces species in my Mount Whitfield Conservation Park???
Needless to say I'll be writing to both D.E.R.M. and the Cairns Council.
Well maybe I won't, I'll just brood on this for a while.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Yasi Cyclone stuff

Yeah well ban news, my camera decided to crap itself soon after the cyclone hit, so I lost heaps and heaps of pictures.
Managed to save these two though...

First is a tree in the middle of the road: 

 This is a tree down on the side of the road:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Bob's Cyclone Yasi blog!

Yeah damn strait, I'm right in the path of this Yasi girl.
Well by now you'll all have heard of it, for you Statesers it's a Hurricane but down 'ere we call them Cyclones.

She's about to hit but don't get caught up in the media hype to sell their stories - it's just some wind and water that residents have had the best part of a week to prepare for.

If their roof flies off? Well it was a shitty roof. They should know this area is prone to Tropical Cyclones and act accordingly.

Anyway I haven't had the tv on for more than ... Well since the moto gp was on in fact.
I mean look at this :
For those without a qr reader: HERE

It's not until you get right in the epicentre where the winds start to become destructive. Sure the system is BLOODY huge but the important section of it isn't.

Yeah I'll leave it at that cause my power will prob go out soon, due to a *** ****** **** massive Cyclone Yasi coming at me!  Arrr!

I'll post some pics next few days