I was going to do something light and frothy today for my blog entry.
But instead I am compelled to write about the very nasty cyclone heading towards North Queensland, which is due to hit the coast late this evening or early tomorrow morning (Australia time).
Queenslanders are getting quite a battering (and this might be the understatement of all times by the time Yazi hits tomorrow) at the moment. First floods, now this.
Cyclone Yazi is being compared to Cyclone Tracy which hit Darwin in the Northern Territory at Christmas, 1974.
Except the Bureau of Meterology is predicting that it’s going to be a whole lot worse!
The pic above was taken by an unknown photographer in the week after Cyclone Tracy hit. I remember vividly, watching the TV footage of the devastation over the Christmas holidays that year.
I’m not big into doom and gloom, and I truly believe that every cloud has a silver lining. So I’m not here to make you feel miserable or helpless. But I am here to ask that as you read this post you send love, good thoughts and prayers to the people in the path of the cyclone.
Who knows, if we all try hard enough we might be able to get the darn thing downgraded a notch or two before it hits!
I promise a fun post next Wednesday …