Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Rusty x Rusty

"It's such a funny thing. 
Threats--like hurricanes 
and rectal exams--
are only scary until they arrive. 
Once they're over, 
they're just the basis for funny stories. 
But, you do nearly always survive them. 

And, if you didn't survive? 
It wasn't because of a lack of fear. 
Like I say
the universe doesn't particularly care 
whether you're scared."

The former gold field town of Marble Bar sits in the middle of nowhere and set a world record of most consecutive days of maximum temperatures of 37.8 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) or more, during a period of 160 such days from 31 October 1923 to 7 April 1924. Today, it braces for the fury of Category 4 Cyclone Rusty which stands 12 kms tall and is drenching the West with 120mm (5 inches) of rain per hour as it slowly ambles inland.
In the East, our adopted American son, Rusty Miller (above and below) is prepping for the annual Noosa Festival of Surf in a weeks time. Travel safe mate.

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