“A guitar has moonlight in it.”
James M. Cain
FOTO – DUNOON BLUES FESTIVAL 2008
Carry me away in a caravel, in an old and gentle caravel, in the prow, or if you like in the foam, and lose me, far away, far away.
In the horse-drawn carriage of another age. In the deceptive velvet of the snow. In the breath of gathered dogs. In the exhausted flock of dead leaves.
Carry me away without breaking me, in kisses, in chests that rise and draw in breath, on the carpets of palms and their smile, in the passageways of long bones and articulations.
Carry me away, or rather bury me.
THE YAAN: I don’t feel like writing today and I‘m not. Just thinking.
Updated: Wednesday 25 January at 8:35am
The road closures Council is aware of as at the time of the last update are listed below.
Most watercourses and low lying areas in Bellingen Shire are currently affected by flooding.
This list is not comprehensive due to the wide spread nature of the current flooding and many other roads are likely to be affected by flood waters and storm damage.
Motorists are advised to be aware of these conditions and drive carefully. Motorists should not attempt to drive along roads which are covered by water.
The road network will progressively be inspected by Council staff and this web page will be updated, based on these inspections, as reports are received.
East of Bellingen, between Short Cut Road and Bellingen – ROAD NOW OPEN WITH CAUTION
Dorrigo Mountain – ROAD NOW OPEN WITH CAUTION
NOTE: accident 3km from top of mountain, road open under traffic control
The following roads are closed:
Darkwood Road at Leans Bridge 1.2km from Waterfall Way.
Kalang Road at Moodys bridge at 2km from Bowraville Road.
Bridge Street at Lavenders Bridge at Bellingen.
Bowraville Road at Kalang River near Hains Lane.
North Bank Road at Slarkes Bridge approx 3.7km from Bellingen.
Valery Road – Eastern end near Keevers Drive and near Raceway.
Moonpar Road closed at 3.5km from Tyringham Road, Dorrigo.
Bowraville to Bellingen Road Bowraville – About 17km south of Bellingen – Nambucca LG Area – Landslips
Its quite a nice flood really. Sitting here at home, it’s quite nice. Going on rather long but lacking in violence and storms or the threat to the house. So it’s a little dreary and rather chilly and there’s water between us and getting out of here but – it’s quite a nice flood. The power is still on and the internet is working and no snakes have appeared on the verandahs. The only hairy patches were crossing the wee barrier of flood yesterday and John the Canadian from next door towed the Starwagon through on a rope so that was briefly experienced.
The white pony looks a little miserable but she’s munching her way through the paddock and has a tree for shelter from the occasional downpours. We have skies full of black cockatoos, the GangGangs which warn of flood and we have dozens of lorikeets and other smallish birds hanging out round the back feeders of the cottage but the big waterbirds seem to have all gone. I do not know why. The unnerving part is that the rain keeps coming and keeps coming.
In the Meantime, I’m watching the A TEAM and chatting and waiting for the frogs to start up croaking again.
AND THEN BELLINGEN CANCELS AUSTRALIA DAY DUE TO THE RAIN. I don’t do Australia Day, myself, but talk about weak knee-ed.
Bellingen Council has postponed their Australia Day celebrations at Urunga tomorrow. A revised Australia Day will be held at a date to be advised. #nswflood
This is the Spirit. Eungai about 3/4 hour south of us.
You don’t have to go into town to shop – we’re open till 5pm and maybe we’ve got what you need! Call in and say hello soon! 🙂
Also open tomorrow – fresh bread delivered by 9am, fresh free-range local eggs in today, fresh milk today as well and maybe freshly baked Date Loaf slices for tomorrow!