Saturday, January 15, 2011

Queensland floods 2011

I know that it's been a while since I last posted.  Both personally and professionally it's been a busy time lately.

And we haven't been camping much - rain has slowed things down.

Over the Christmas break we managed to get away and spend some time camping near the small town of Manilla and visited friends and family near Grafton.

Over the past week or so we have watched as Grafton was isolated by flood waters and the surrounding villages and towns were evacuated.  We also watched Rockhampton, Toowoomba and Brisbane severely impacted by floodwaters.

If you have happened across here from those areas please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

If you have happened across here from an area that isn't impacted as badly and would like to help there are appeals which you can donate to.  The main one seems to be If you have a spare few dollars please visit and help out.  We are 1000+ kilometers away so we can't help out physically so the best thing we could do is make a donation and I would encourage you to chip in as well.

If you would like to leave a message of support I have opened up the comment facility on this page.  I'll leave the messages on line for people to have a look at.

I'll get to the camping stuff in my next post, once I have had some time to download the photos!

Stay safe...