We’re no stranger to floods round here, any more than we are bushfires. Much of the land below the escarpment is in close proximity to the flood plain and large sections of pastures and farmland are at sea level. Consequently the same places flood year after year and the locals are used to dealing with them. So while the rain event we just endured was severe, it’s not actually that unusual. That said, Robertson (just up the mountain from here) received nearly a metre of rain over a four day period, which is intense by anyone’s standards. And while this does not mean the drought is over, it’s great seeing all of the dams and creeks full again.
The estuary at Shoalhaven Heads is a great place to take in the sunset and spot some wildlife. The shallow waters here are usually closed to the ocean and not so deep that you can’t wade right out into them