This time of year is not meant to be our rainiest season. Summer in Canberra (Australia) is normally quite dry. We usually get most of our rain in winter. But as you know, the climate is changing and Canberra may yet turn out to be a tropical paradise to rival sunny Queensland. And if sea levels rise significantly, we may even become relatively coastal!
We missed the worst of the recent flooding in eastern Australia, but the deluge was enough to flood local rivers and close some roads. We went for a little outing last weekend, but were forced to retreat when one of our favourite backroads was closed due to flooding. We are warned not to drive into floodwaters, but inevitably some people think they’ll give it a go anyway. Water depth and flow rate can be deceptive. The depth gauge shows that there is 1.2 metres of water above this bridge; too risky to cross and good reason for closing the road. I love an adventure but not that much. Still, it was paradise. The birds loved it. The air was filled with a cacophony of chimes and whistles.
Wherever you are, drive safely.
Response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Bridge. Click on the link to join the challenge.