Skywatch Friday: 31st March 2017 Noosaville 7.49 am


© irene waters 2017

We woke to a brilliant blue cloudless day that followed (see below) the tail end of Cyclone Debbie. We had winds that reached category 1 cyclone  (nothing compared to the cyclone 4 winds further north had received) but it was enough to leave us powerless for 24 hours and waking to see trees down all over the place.


© irene waters 2017

Thursday 30th March 5.04pm.

In response to skywatch Friday

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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4 Responses to Skywatch Friday: 31st March 2017 Noosaville 7.49 am

  1. We’ve recently had a lot of trees downed here as well. Ferocious winds but we don’t get cyclones. Glad you’re safe.

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  2. Good to see you got through ok. We are expecting the tale end of the storm to hit us at some stage.

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    • I think it is on its way. Hopefully you will not get as much wind and rain as we got but I guess as it crosses the Tasman there is a good chance it will pick up again. I hadn’t realised until a couple of years ago that our cyclones travelled down to you. I have been wracking my brains to remember the book I read by a New Zealander set in the bay of Islands but I can’t think of it. A young adult read it was a great story of the cyclone hitting. Stay safe Raewyn.


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