Our bone dry summer ended with a couple of incredible storms. Earlier in the month there was a lightening storm that struck Bowen with 1000 bolts of lightning and 100mm of rain in a couple of hours. There was some flooding damage but nothing serious.
Then last night the first southeasterly gale of the season. A hurricane force system slammed into the west coast of Vancouver Island and by the time it got to is at supper time it was blowing storm force winds - up to 100km/h. There were trees and power lines down and the creeks are swollen with salmon calling water. Within six weeks there will be snow on the mountains and chum in the streams.
We have turned.