After Cyclone Debbie(March/Apr 2017) we had various areas of the road side that had been damaged. We undertook to plant many of these areas in order to strengthen them and prevent further washouts.
This was another gully needed some planting to help hold the ground in place.
Serious road works on Lamington National Park Rd(LNPR) are about to start. The road crews have started moving in and the speed limit on LNPR has been decreased – severely!
We completed our Fire Deck a few months ago, but still had some final touches to do to finish things off. We are almost there… but after the week we have just had we thought it was time to fire up the fire pit and see how everything works.
So we did 🙂
Heavy rain continued to fall through Thursday morning and we could hear and see water pouring down the mountain in lots of places.
We knew there would be more ‘damage’ to the road, and possibly to areas of our property too… so ventured out again when the rain eased.
What we have discovered over a short period of time is that the road plays a big part in water delivery and flow over our property.
So we do ‘work’ on various bits of Lamington National Park Rd which runs above Arborlon.
Running alongside about 5km of our property’s boundary is Lamington Nation Park Rd. This long windy road leads from our local town Canungra up the mountain to the Green Mountain section of Lamington National Park.
There are things we dislike about the road – eg: slow traffic, but there are many more things that bring us a little joy and comfort on the road to.
After the first big rain we had here since arrival, we have a new respect for the road above our property.
Respect may not be the right word, but we definitely understand it more and what it’s impacts are on the surrounding environment.
We had a little rain around the end of January, and beginning of February – 100+ mm in the last week of Jan, and 50+ mm in the first week of Feb. Some of this rain played havoc with some of our construction works. It was mostly due to volume and incomplete construction.
We had addressed most of the issues by now, and were therefore surprised to discover a big washout on the road side of the property.
Just down the mountain from us, on Lamington National Park Rd, is an somewhat unexplained sign that has a particularity potent message.