ah paradise. who knew that when you go in to a rainforest there’s a chance it could actually shite down rain. WHO KNEW??
all pics taken with an iPhone 3GS using the Camera Genius photography app.
oh i love my 4wd. it paid for itself today. if these aren’t $24k views, i don’t know what are.
Kings Beach, Broken Head Nature Reserve:
hi all … sorry for the lack of bloggage since the 11th. it’s been insane, is all i can say. work, i mean. the gold coast may have escaped unscathed, but at goldcoast.com.au and the gold coast bulletin we’ve been going full-bore at it.
today was my first day off in a while and i spent it with 150 other Gold Coasters, Dean Gould, the editor of the Bully, Lucy Ardern, chief reporter and another reporter and photographer. we headed up to goodna — one of the poorest, worst-hit areas of brisbane.
it was unbelievable. not just how high the water came, but also the level of destruction in low-lying areas. everything’s had a few days’ baking sun on it so the mud situation was a different kind of filthy and smelly. but still … filthy and smelly. we cleaned up a park, helped a couple of little old ladies empty out a flooded shed that contained about 50 years’ worth of personal belongings.
amongst the 150 were the Gold Coast Titans’ first-grade squad — Scott Prince, Luke Bailey, Clinton Toopi, Kevin Gordon, Ash Harrison, Mark Minichello (outfit of the day, see below), Preston Campbell, Greg Bird, coach John Cartwright, assistant coach Trevor Gillmeister — and a whole bunch more. they were great. they wanted nothing more than to get in and do, and let me tell ya, these guys are big — they shift a lot in a short time.
bottom line — i stink. but that’s all good.