Sunday, 2 August 2015

Top End Flooding

The 'Top End' of Australia, as the northern half of the Northern Territory is often known, is tropical. The spring and summer monsoon rains can lead to some spectacular flooding events. When I was there in April 2006 with my family we just missed big floods in Katherine (see the debris in the tree above) and the helipad at Springvale Station was more or less under water. (A station is a big livestock farm, similar to the American ranch.)


  1. I hope that that tree is in a dry gulch!!
    Else they'd be needing an ark....

    Hope yesterday went well.

    1. And I am not going to moan when our meadow gets a bit wet either...