We did :)
It started roughly 3.00p.m. on Friday - and was coupled with a gale force south easter wind, and, strangely for this part of the country, lightning and thunder.
|Miranda and Kris - making the best of the very|
|The water is anke deep - everywhere|
So - they stayed out in the tumultuous weather...
|We developed a leak at the top of our bedroom|
window frame - why and how??
When we woke this morning it was, firstly, to a sodden carpet next to my side of the bed. For some reason the main window in our bedroom started leaking - or should that be pouring? We have been in our house for just over a year, and have not had a leak anywhere...!
Slosh, slosh - the squeegee worked overtime mopping up the floor, and the wet carpet was put out in the rain - may as well let the rain give it a proper wash whilst it's falling.
|Now - that is a full dam!|
But, it was outside that the result of the cut-off low was most apparent. The dam was more than over-flowing...
|Scallywag inspecting the overflow - and where|
has the half log bridge gone...
... it was washed away. Those logs were so
heavy I was unabe to lift them, but the water just
lifted them like a feather
|A close up of the overflow - you can see the|
velocity of the water streaming out of the dam
|The jetty - submerged again...|
|As you can see, the water is just streaming down|
and towards the dam
|Our flooded entrance gate|
|Oh no! The dirt roads have taken some|
|A close-up of the donga which is being eroded|
by the run-off rainwater
|If you click on this pic, you'll see a silver snake in|
the centre - neither RMan nor myself have ever
seen that before
|The southern view down the Buffeljags River|
|The northern view up the Buffejags River|
Normally the water-rounded rock strewn river bed is visible, and the width of the river is half that of the "white water" section visible in these pics. And normally, it also takes a while for the rain from the mountains to fill the river. This time it is apparent, literally, as the rain is falling!
Our rain gauge registered 95mm of rain - which fell between 3.00p.m. Friday and 10.30a.m. Saturday!
That's hectic! But, we're not complaining - I don't know about the alpaca's though.
And at 4.00 p.m. the sun came out. Thankfully we'll get a couple of hours charge into our solar batteries before night falls :)