Friday, 9 December 2016

After the last cyclone in the far north.

Cardwell, in Queensland is a small tropical coastal town in the Far North.  We had 2 nights at one of the caravan parks.  Much had changed since our last visit, there had been a cyclone through the area in February 2011.  The walking paths along the beach front have been redone, some shops have been replaced by new ones making it all look inviting.


View towards Hinchinbrook Island.




Streetscape which is also the highway.


After the cyclone in 2011, the same highway as above.
Photo borrowed from the internet.


The jetty which one can walk out on, can fish from and hop into your little boat and take yourself across to the island.


Borrowed photo from the internet above, is of the Marina at Port Hinchinbrook Marina at Cardwell after the cyclone.

50 comments:

  1. Nature is both beautiful and deadly. Scary stuff.
    That first picture is breathtaking.

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  2. The first is the prototype of a tropical view.

    Very good images.

    Kisses

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    1. Sure was but it certainly looks so much better than before the 2016 cyclone.

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  4. Sometimes we become overwhelmed by images of weather damage, as I am sure we did when the cyclone happened, but a couple of simple photos as you have posted tell such a story. Good work by Cardwell.

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    1. Thanks Andrew.
      A few during and repair photos do always tell a story, it sometimes can be too over done.

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  5. It really makes you wonder how people tackle things when nature takes over and destroys so much, but they appear to have done a wonderful job clearing up and renewing everything again.

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    1. A massive task to clean up after a cyclone as there is with any dreadful force of nature. Sure looks much improved that before the cyclone from 2011

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  6. Wow. Incredible differences. Beautiful nature. Nature the destroyer...
    Great juxtaposition.

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    1. Thought I would look for photos of the cyclone - found :)
      Of course if we remember Cardwell wasn't the worst hit area.

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  7. It was "Cyclone Yasi" , wasn't it?
    Certainly created havoc up there, I had friends stranded on one of the resort
    islands, they lived to tell a harrowing tale. Something they will never forget, ha ha!
    Great report.
    Now back to my own "cyclone tossing" out before Terrigal.
    Colin

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    1. That jetty!
      Fun for kids to jump off from I should think, but climbing
      back up with all those barnacles on the piles, may just be
      an obstacle.
      Colin

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    2. Colin, it was Yasi and Cardwell wasn't the worst hit area I think Tully was, would have to look it up to be sure. Tully is just up the road anyway.
      A good jetty, when looking down into the sea turtles by the millions can be seen in the water - crocs also sometimes lay on the beach so we were told by an old timer :)

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  8. Nice reminder of nature's power. (and this post started so peacefully)

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    1. It did start peacefully and ended in tragedy but now all fixed.

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  9. Wow, so much damage. And all those boats! I am sure it is all back to life as normal now.

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    1. Yes, all back to normal and so many of those boats ruined...but that's what happens in a cyclone.

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  10. That boat pile-up looks awful. I hope not too much damage was done to them. They look fine, but I don't know boats, I hope they were insured.
    The main road rebuild is fantastic, you'd never know it wasn't always like that, looks like it has always been that way.

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    1. Most of those boats look ruined.
      Cardwell sure did build back their town better than it's former glory.

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  11. Cyclones are terrible and something I have never experienced for which I am pleased about

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    1. We have something to be thankful for Jo-Anne. Have heard the noise of a cyclone in Darwin at the Museum.

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  12. I would be so unhappy if I owned one of those boats.
    Merle..............

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    1. So would I Merle, devastated as some would be rather expensive.

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  13. The jetty is lovely and long.
    But it's terrible to see all these boats after cyclone, I thought first that it's the boats cemetery.

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    1. Oh my, it's not too good seeing all those boats in the photo like that, dreadful.
      It's a nice jetty, and wide enough which is good.

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  14. horrible images of cyclone .
    though we have Arabian sea in our city KARACHI but never experienced such disasters
    living beside the sea can as harmful makes me nervous

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    1. Tropical Cyclones are happening in Australia most summers, and often they go back out to sea and do not cause such harm...but when people live in those areas they Know what to expect.

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  15. Love your Holiday Header!
    Have a wondrous weekend.

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  16. Schade um die schönen Boote und die Verwüstungen durch den Sturm.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  17. I'm glad you posted the damage pictures as well, they have rebuilt well.

    Your new header is great!

    All the best Jan

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  18. Diagonally opposite, across the highway, from the Big Mudcrab (and restaurant, back in 1996/97, I managed the motel there. It was then called "Sunrise"...the property ran from the highway through to the beachfront and housed the highway motel that I managed; villas and powered caravan sites were between where I was and the beachfront motel and restaurant.

    And, as you know, in 1986/87 I managed the resort that was then on Cape Richards at the far north-eastern tip of Hinchinbrook Island. Nothing left of the resort now. Oh! How I love that island.

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    1. What a shame the resort is gone! That's life, they come and they go.

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  19. Always nice to visit your blog, Margaret !
    Gorgeous photos !!
    Greetings

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