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Wet and squishy at my place

It is very wet and squishy around here at present.


Frankly I am totally sick of  the wet weather here and every new wet day makes our grass look more like  jungle, mould is sprouting in the most unexpected places  and I am just so over the mud…

Soggy Cheers Comrades

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  1. Peter Dippl says:

    Send us some Iain. We had a couple of good years but back to dry summers again.
    PS loved Creedence as a youngster. Even saw them live in Adelaide in 1972 ( I was only 17 )

  2. Ray Dixon says:

    Iain, take the hint and get with the program and …. move to Victoria! So many Queenslanders are, especially those who moved from Victoria many years ago hoping for a better climate. Face it mate, Queensland is the first victim of global warming.

    (Btw, Credence sucks – we seem to have opposite music tastes)

  3. Iain Hall says:

    I would love to send you some of the wet stuff Peter, if I could!

    As for Credence well may first ever album was Cosmos Factory…

  4. Iain Hall says:

    I’ve been to Victoria a number of times and Its summers are too hot and its winters too long and too cold Queensland on the other hand has very mild winters and summers of a more modest disposition. Besides which in Victoria they have the rampant belief in the four stick faith which is incompatible with my religious indifference.

  5. Peter Dippl says:

    Ray, I turned my back on Victoria 41 years ago and have never regretted it. A couple of times a year I get my entry permit renewed to visit relatives so I am not totally rid of it though 😉
    ( PS I suspect our tastes in many things are opposite LOL )
    (PSS leave our friggin religion alone Iain . Some things are sacrosanct after all and at least our footballers have not made an art form out of sniffing butts )

  6. Ray Dixon says:

    At least we have 4 distinct seasons, Iain. And you have to admit that in recent years, your summers are a nightmare. If it’s not hot and sticky (the humidity is unbearable!) then it’s wet, flooded and downright depressing, as your post clearly suggests. Come on, it’s all over for the ‘Sunshine State’, now known as ‘The State of emergency & disaster’.

  7. Ray Dixon says:

    I should have added this earlier, Iain.

    You won’t see this in Victoria:

    Queensland – wet one day, ruined beaches the next!

  8. Iain Hall says:

    Ray I love the beach but I detest the stupidity of building on the coastal dues as they have in places like the Gold Coast frankly our coastline would be far nicer if ALL of the Gold Coast were to be reclaimed by King Neptune.

  9. My work includes dune rehabilitation, most notably on Tweed Coast where it has been benchmarked for best overall biodiversity survival.

    Some beaches gain sand while others lose it and it mostly depends on the swell and wind direction. Case in question is Kingscliff where losses three years ago have been recovered. Further south up to 20M was lost from Cabarita to Cudgen creek in June 2009. Most of this beach had completely recovered but last week lost some sand in places. For mine, the Gold Coast looses sand from south east swells and the areas south of Kingscliff loose sand from north east swells.

    Early Gold Coast development saw foredunes removed for aesthetics, a process which was stopped in the late ’60s during the development of Sunshine Coast’s Kawana, between Mooloolaba and Caloundra. The demarcation line can still be seen today, around 1 Km south of Point Cartright. Sadly most of the Gold Coast now suffers from dune degradation which happened before we became aware of the results.

    None of this has anything whatsoever to do with climate change!

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