This is what Grafton looks like normally. Gorgeous Jacaranda trees that come out in colour in late October/early November. Though things are looking different on day 52 of 365 days of getting it done.
Today it looks like a water-logged city struggling to keep up with the rising river of the mighty Clarence River.
Why am I posting about Grafton? Because it’s where I was born and bred. Watching the floods unfold this morning on the news, I kinda wish I was there to help out. Apparently the river is going to peak at a level which has never been recorded before.
So todays blog isn’t really about 365 days of getting it done, it’s more about the place I grew up.
As a kid growing up in a country town there were times when I wished I lived somewhere like Sydney. Perhaps it was all the bright lights from the TV shows we used to watch at home and the excitement of a city that made me want to leave Grafton.
Now as I move through life and have turned the magical 4-0, there’s a certain attraction of going home again. Though I think a lot of that will have to do with Deniliquin. The love affair I have with country life is a far different affair I had with it as a kid.
All I hope is that my friends in Grafton take care today as the levee banks are due to break at 8.1 metres. That’s massive!