1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Nobby's beach

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    Nobby's beach

    Anyone else looking at the photos of the tanker running aground in Newcastle?

    www.smh.com.au
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,370
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,463 / 74
    Nobby's beach

    they are awesome photos
     
  3. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    3,809
    315
    Ratings:
    +581 / 21
    Nobby's beach

    Yeah I just went and took some shots of it.

    Awesome scenes out there.
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    14,488
    1,734
    Ratings:
    +2,425 / 31
    Nobby's beach

    Just saw some footage on our news

    Looks bloody rough around NSW at the mo
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    Nobby's beach

    Out here we don't care how rough it gets as long as it is raining.
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    14,488
    1,734
    Ratings:
    +2,425 / 31
    Nobby's beach

    Well i hope some of the weather from what i saw heads your way Mata, looked like a lot of rain in it
     
  7. Narcissus

    Narcissus Member

    401
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Nobby's beach

    I was talking to my dad this morning (he lives in Stockton, the suburb / peninsula on the other side of Newcastle harbour) and we were just talking about how the winds were worse than when the Sygna ran ashore on Stockton Beach in 1974 (what's left of the wreck is still there... thankfully it's a big beach).

    Anyway, about 2 minutes later, while we were talking (via Skype) the phone rang there and it was my mum, telling him that the ship had just ran ashore.

    Funny timing I would say, but anyway... why didn't anything like that happen when I was there? Either way, it can't be *too* bad for Nobbys: hopefully it will churn up some of the seabed there and give it some decent breaks :)

    Volley: you're obviously living in Newie. Born and bred or an import?
     
  8. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    Nobby's beach

    We have had 91mm here KE. The most rain we've seen in one event in 9 years or so. Now we just need a similar dump in a week or two to get some water into our dams.
     
  9. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    14,488
    1,734
    Ratings:
    +2,425 / 31
    Nobby's beach

    So how significant is this fall for the people in your position Mata ?

    How much relief will this offer
     
  10. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    6,779
    351
    Brisbane
    Ratings:
    +790 / 15
    Nobby's beach

    That amount would wet the catchments KE. I doubt much flow would make any dams.

    Like mata said, you like to see double that over the next few weeks to really make much difference.
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    Nobby's beach

    KE it means we can plant a winter crop with reasonable confidence. There is very good sub-soil moisture now.

    Little difference to our catchments so our irrigators are still on the rack.
     
  12. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    14,488
    1,734
    Ratings:
    +2,425 / 31
    Nobby's beach

    Cheers fella

    Well i hope this is the start of a big winter for the areas that are struggling then

    From some of the stories i have seen on the news over here from time to time the situation is pretty dire for some
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    23,047
    447
    Ratings:
    +466 / 6
    Nobby's beach

    It's gone beyond dire for many. The drought has gone on for so long that for some the situation is irretrievable.
     

Share This Page