The end of 2016, and the beginning of 2017 were wet here in the Outback. We went to Tasmania at the beginning of the month, and when we came back, the grass in our backyard was out of control. I’m talking knee length grass that took forEVER to cut.
So, by the end of the month, things were looking pretty green, and it would seem that a lot of the water tables were pretty high. On 28 December 2016, We made a mandatory trip out to Simpsons Gap to see what it looked like. Always beautiful, it was really neat to see it full of water.
We had gone right after work, and as the clouds started to roll in, we could tell we were due for some more rain. As we made our way back to Alice Springs (about 15km away), we saw the storm behind us. It was still pretty far away, and it was creating the most beautiful colors. We even got to see it lightening.
On 30 December 2016, we decided to check out the Todd River, which we knew had been flowing. By now it had been a couple of days after the rain, and while the water wasn’t deep enough to swim in any more, there were places where the water went up to your knees.
On 1 January 2017, we climbed up Mt Johns to watch the sunset. This was also a good eagle eye view of how green Alice Springs was!
Not a bad way to start the new year!