A Little Further North
The Putty road was closed Monday morning, so having left our trip until the afternoon, I suppose we were lucky to get through.
There were the remnants of fallen trees across the road, and plenty of rocks, presumably swept there by the floodwaters, so it required a lot of concentration to weave around them all without doing any damage to the car.
We stayed with friends of my wife, she has known for more than fifty years, they've lived in the area for over 20 years, and survived the floods by being in Singleton Heights, just above the highest reach of the floodwaters.
We could see the dampness all around, and the Hunter river was still flowing copiously.
A couple of days, one overcast, and the next fine enough for a run, enabled a good look around.
And a visit to Lake St Clair, which is at it's best storage level for 10 years, and can hold half the capacity of Sydney Harbour.
Slept better in Singleton than our first night back in Canberra.
Hope to sleep better tonight.
Until next time.