Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I had the good (or bad depending how you look at it) fortune to go out for a drive today. We took a couple of turns and without really knowing where we were ended up driving through some of the flood affected roads. No towns just some farm land.
I was heartbroken to see the damage to the roads and to see how high and furiously the waters had run through these places. Words could not describe the damage.
But I must also add that as heartbreaking as it was it was also heartwarming to see how we Aussies gathered round and helped each other get lives back to some normality. Roads, properties and some fences were being rebuilt and cleaned up.
Aussie flags flying or hooked onto fences or trees. Showing we may be down but definitely not beaten.
We were trying to visit friends who had been through some tough days but due to road closures on our way and redirections just never got there.
Turned around and came home.
I think it is going to be months before some of these roads will be drivable.
So put the snags on the barbie (sausages on the grill) and Happy Australia day to us all.
Don't forget our friends in Victoria going through the same as we did only a few short weeks ago.