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Tallebudgera Creek - Days 4 to 7

Wednesday 1 June to Saturday 4 June 2016

The weather each day until Friday has been mainly cloudy and about 22 degrees, which is quite pleasant.

On Wednesday we went for a walk around Burleigh Head and had a cool refresher at the South Burleigh Surf Club.

Thursday was a bit of grocery shopping before meeting Frosty and Marg at Club Southport for a meal. They arrived at Southport the day before we arrived at Tallebudgera and are now settled on their usual site. We caught up with their news since we last saw them in Melbourne in April, when we delivered our van to the Trailblazers factory.

We spent most of Friday preparing for the expected bad weather due to arrive overnight. When David collected the paper from Reception in the morning the staff were being run off their feet dealing with phone calls from people cancelling their bookings for the weekend, We doubled all of the guy ropes (or should that be person ropes), and doubled all of the pegs on the annexe tie-downs. We are expecting about 200 mm of rain over the weekend with winds of 25 to 30 knots gusting higher. We ran out of pegs so here's hoping that we have done enough to keep the awning and annexe attached to the van.

We were up at about 1:00 am Saturday morning in the wind and the rain trying to control the front porch that had lost one of its poles in the wind. The easiest solution was to move the Navara to block some of the wind and to tie the porch to the Ute. We did not get any sleep overnight and were up again at about 5:00 am in the rain checking on the annexe as the wind seemed to have gone up a notch. In the 24 hours to 9:00 am we had 80 mm of rain, and it is still raining and blowing - we expect another 80 mm before the weather eases this evening. Now we know what they mean when the talk about an East Coast Low. I think that the weather forecasters are a bit gun-shy at the moment as they keep issuing severe weather warnings for damaging thunder storms only to cancel them an hour or two later.

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Palm Beach from the Burleigh Heads walking track.

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Burleigh Beach - no-one swimming between the flags.

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Surfers Paradise from Burleigh Beach.

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Site 12 from the bridge over Tallebudgera Creek.

Posted by TwoAces 20:16

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It has been a tad windy and wet. We dropped all our outside awnings etc on Friday morning and stowed them away. It is Sat-1:30pm and I am over the wind and rain now. It is bucketing down and still blowing like buggery.
Frosty.

by snowman3195

Frosty - we might have slept more easily if we had done the same. Hind-sight is a wonderful thing but we would pack it all away next time. Since 9:00 am this morning we have had nearly 30 mm of rain, and as you say it is still blowing.

by TwoAces

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