|A couple of road signs in Sapphire|
|We never found out what this sign was all about!|
|Geoff rescued this critter out of the caravan boot - it must have been sheltering from the rain!|
|Highway just out of Emerald|
|The creek that's flooded the road|
|Second flooded section near Clermont|
|Cleaning the bottom of the ute & caravan!|
|Fuel road train|
|The Belyando River & Roadhouse|
Diesel was $1.52 p/l & a maximum of $30 worth
of fuel allowed per vehicle
|Sprinklers at dusk|
|Crescent moon & sunset|
We decided that we'd had enough of Sapphire after 5 days. The cyclone had passed and the skies had cleared, so our next problem was the possible continuing rise of waterways that may cut the roads.
After checking the available online sources and ringing the Belyando Roadhouse for a situation report there, we packed up and shipped out. It seems that there were only minor amounts of water over roads on our planned route, so we took it easy and had a long but problem-free drive North.
Our arrival at the van park in Charters Towers was much later than what we usually aim for, but given that Cyclone Debbie had altered many thousands of people's plans over the last few days, we are happy to have got off so lightly.