As we live beside the river, we had a bird's-eye view of the disaster which unfolded over the Australia Day long weekend. Fortunately the residents of Brisbane came out of this one relatively unscathed.
|First the rains came ...|
|then the river slowly started to rise.|
|People began moving their possessions to higher ground.|
|The river at it's peak, engulfing Riverside Drive.|
|The clean-up remains.|
Then Tuesday rolled around, and just like that, the holidays came to an abrupt end. So after a lot of preparation, and thankfully no tears, the kids were ready to start the new school year. Sure is very quiet around here minus two.
|After being house bound for the entire weekend, the kids were only too happy to don their new uniforms and head off to school.|