Flooding and a Wombat
Distance: 14.85 km
Time: 75' 35"
Rate: 5' 05" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 21 degrees, humidity 55%, wind SE at 20 kmph
Week: 28.9 km, Feb: 210.05 km, Year: 696.75 km
The recent rain has swollen the Murrumbidgee River to overflowing. I have never seen so much water. The gate to Pine Is was closed due to the dangerous conditions of the river. I took no notice, ran down the road to examine the situation. Unbelievable.
The water level was about a metre from the bottom step going down to the beach, very little sand in sight. Along the river track towards Point Hut, the track disappeared under water, a bit of rock climbing to get passed.
Then Ewen appeared, not really Ewen but his alter ego scratching about in the sand. Obviously the water had kicked him out of home. Suggested he move up to Theodore. A beautiful animal, took off at speed when he noticed me.
At Point Hut, the low level crossing was flooded, the gates were closed, the flood sign showing the water level at 1 metre over the road, really fast flowing, another beautiful sight.
The rest of the run home was tame, as was the easy jog back to work. A nice day to be out, plenty of sunshine after 4 days of the wet stuff falling from the sky.
A day when you couldn't take the smile from my face, everything and everyone made me feel good. The return of some favourites on the work scene as well.
We have some visitors staying at our place this week, I even learned a bit from them tonight as well.