9" of rain since it started this time.That's on top of the
7" last weekend.
We used to have a dam ( big pond / little lake ) ........not any more. We now have a gully full of debris, mostly washed down from the Quarry Park behind us.( they did BIG earth works recently!!! )
Blogger is being strange - but I will try and get photos up to show. ( some before some now )
Heavy rain and thunder has just started again after fine all day.
We had to hire a digger to try and clear our bridge and save the dam / bank/ crossing, he came promptly and has left the digger here in case we need more done. We are so grateful.
We have lost so many native trees.......the saddest one is the one we planted at the millennium - a Kawaka ( libocedrus plumosa ).
Kauris, Rimus, Kowhai ...lots more all gone. In there place we have mud, rocks, old tree stumps, whole dead trees. More photos tomorrow , I'm pretty upset right now.
Note: our house and kiwifruit vines etc are not hurt. We are safe.
What a hell of a day. ( the night was plain scary; we could hear trees crashing and rocks rolling and smell earth so strongly - no wonder!)