REMEMBERING LARRY

There are tens of thousands of people who will reflect today on something they have in common – cyclone Larry. Larry came howling in from the Coral Sea early on Monday March 20, 2006 – ten years ago today. Winds up to 290 kilometres per […]

THAT BASTARD LARRY – 10 YEARS ON

  I’ll be up early this Sunday – not something I usually do – but it’s the 10th anniversary of a life-changing event. So I’ll spend a quiet hour before dawn remembering cyclone Larry. One of the most powerful cyclones ever to make landfall in […]

TREE KANGAROOS – HARD TO SPOT BUT WORTH THE EFFORT

Far north Queensland is home to wonderful creatures – but some of them are hard to see in the wild. If you’re very lucky you’ll see a cassowary strolling through the Daintree rainforest or the beautiful Cassowary Coast region. But getting to see a tree […]

CYCLONE YASI – ONE YEAR ON

We are rememberng cyclone Yasi today, a year after it roared ashore in the Cassowary Coast region. Its central pressure of 930 hpa and 300 km/h peak wind gusts made it a marginal category five system. In other words, it could have been worse – […]

TRACKING CASSOWARIES BY SATELLITE IN FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND

Seeing a cassowary in the wild is one of the most magical things that can happen to you in far north Queensland. You’ve got to be careful around a cassowary – but seeing one up close is an amazing experience. The emu may be taller, […]