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    jbkiwi
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    Amazing when you know how flat it is out there, you wonder how it's possible, but I've seen the water level marks on the shop walls. I was impressed travelling out to Wee Waa (pronounced Wee War for those who are wondering) when all you could see was scattered trees, all the way to the horizon in places! Once did a shopping run to Narrabri in the farms' Holden ute, foot flat to the floor all the way for 25 miles.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ Once drove to the end of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase (opp Palm beach) and thought at the time, not a good place to be caught in a fire, (no way out).

    About 10yrs after I came back to NZ they had a big fire right through there which took out Skippys' home and I think just missed the Bahai temple. Galston Gorge is another place not to get stuck in! Always made me wonder why people built wooden houses in amongst some of the most flammable trees in the world. Greens have got a lot to do with the situation these days with their loony ideas.

    Only morons would stop people trying to clear the kindling at ground level! Really needs a change to more fire resistant homes to suit the environment (a bit like putting your house on piles where it floods often) Nice to be individual with houses, but life's more important. Govt really needs to get A into G and get something rolling with new house builds.
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    peterd
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    Very true. Contrary to public belief, roos do not take the fences in a single bound, though i think Skippy did. They knock them over, if the emus have not already done so.

    I was living in Narromine around 1978. Found a 12ft tinnie lodged 40ft up a gum tree overlooking the river 500m from our house.
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    jbkiwi
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    Amazing how the soil changes after a long period without rain there. Worked out in Wee Waa NE NSW on a cotton farm driving harvesters around 1973, and the same happened there. Hadn't rained for years and when it suddenly bucketed down, the dirt road outside our accommodation camp turned from concrete to knee deep slush in about 30 mins. When it rains there it really rains.

    The last rain had flooded the entire Namoi area to about 6ft plus, which is amazing as the Namoi river channel is around 20ft deep and 100 plus feet wide and it came 8ft over the top, - water to the horizon apparently!
    Trouble with the roos is that normal fences don't stop them and you can't exactly herd them away, (or approach them without a Ned Kelly suit on or a lead pill dispenser๐Ÿ˜‚)
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    peterd
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    My daughter and husband have a 16,000 acre sheep station in Western NSW. First rain in 5 years. Had to sell the sheep, too much competition for grass from skippy.

    Amazing how fast it will green up though.
    jbkiwi
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    Re - Without wishing to detract at all from the gravity of fire and flood issues,

    Don't forget about the 4 legged floor mop Doug๐Ÿ˜
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    jbkiwi
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    Re - Sorry about the smoke.
    No worries cobber, just a bit of airborne fertilizer, might help the plants๐Ÿ˜‚
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    RNinMunich
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    Well said Rick๐Ÿ‘
    Without wishing to detract at all from the gravity of fire and flood issues,
    on a slightly lighter note, triggered by JB's post-
    "as dry as a dead Dingos' donger "
    Reminded me of a time when I spontaneously burst out laughing during a planning meeting for a Vietnamese naval project.
    Someone had asked me, in all innocence, if I could do a parallel project costing calculation in the Vietnamese currency - The Dong ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    No one else seemed to know what it meant in OZ and NZ!
    Moments you don't forget๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers All and LOOK AFTER yourselves (FLEET ORDER!)
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    peterd
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    Sorry about the smoke. Watched it go round the globe. At least we can still sail and work towards recovery .
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    peterd
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    Well said Rick. Very evident everywhere.
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    redpmg
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    Strange weather here in SA too - first cold Xmas in living memory in the Cape - lots of summer rain also in the Cape which is normally a winter rainfall area - Durban and Johannesburg have been flooding whilst neighboring Zimbabwe is stricken by drought - here in the Cape its boiling hot one day (34c) and icy cold wind with rain the next (17C) (its normally a temperate climate) - then few days hot followed by days of strong winds feeling like they have just come from Antartica. Today has been a stinker with no wind to speak of and a temperature of 32C inside the house.........
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