Most of the year Townsville skies are boring.
Blue Blue occasional fluffy white clouds Blue Blue
Do you have four seasons?
Townsville has two.
Wet (hot and humid) and Dry (less hot and less humid).
Two weeks ago Cyclone Ita swept down the North Queensland Coast bringing a final flourish of Wet Season rain.
One week ago we were steaming with clouds and zero breeze.
We were teetering on the edge of the Dry.
Then Last night we fell over that edge.
In the early hours of the morning a tiny chill crept in through the blinds, sending us scurrying for a light blanket. Luckily our Easter Camping Trip meant said blanket had been found, aired, washed, and was easily locateable (i.e. not put away yet).
Time to reflect on Clouds and Rain.
Having lived in Townsville most of my life I have visited Magnetic Island aka Maggie, in all sorts of weather.
Of course Maggie shines under Blue Skies and light breezes, but rain brings out her softer side.
When I look her way in this kind of weather, I remember the little holes that heavy rain makes in the sand, hiding in rock caves to escape a drenching and reading in bed while rain beats crazily on a tin roof.
You can see a shower falling at Arcadia on the far right of the Island in this photo.
The Black Cockatoos really loved the rain.
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Wishing you Cloudy Skies and Rainy Days,