Meadowbank Fire activates Cambridge IMT

I got a phone call at around 17:45 to ask me what I had planned for the evening! I was just a little non committal at first, but after I phoned the contact from the IMT the picture was looking pretty grim so I put aside my reluctance and headed to Cambridge.


This is the site of the fire…


This is the temporary radio room…

The TFS details of this fire can be found at

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On a Beach

Just an afternoon on 7 Mile Beach…


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Images in posts?

I've just noticed that most of the images that should be visible within posts appear as broken links!  All the images are on the server, there seems to be something wrong within WordPress, or mySQL.

At first I thought no problem, that's an easy fix…  No its not! as this will require me to edit every post and relink the files. Now having just on two and s half years of blog posts, that would be rather time consuming!

So for the moment, broken image links it is until I either find a semi/fully automated way of fixing the problem it's going to remain.  😐

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Duck reach Power Station

Over the last few weeks the weather has been rather wet (rain) this of course has the byproduct of flooding, in particular in the north of the state. I happened to be visiting Launceston where most of the heavy rain has taken place. The images below are of the (now) disused Duck Reach Power Station located on the South Esk River, this flows through the Cataract Gorge (a popular swimming & picnicking place) I've never been or seen the power station nor the river in flood so it was certainly a spectacular sight!


Also I've included a 2 minute video clip to attempt to capture the moment as the still images don't quite achieve this!

Duck Reach Power Station

See more information on the power station here

First decent day of rain!

Oh WOW! today has been a wet one, it's been raining now for most of the night and pretty much all day so far, but my weather station claims no rain! So what's going on there? well although I've not taken the top off the rain gauge I'd say a spider has most likely made a home inside the unit and possibly spun a web inside the gauge causing the mechanism to not read (I hope this is the case!)

Here's the link to the data I feed into Weather Underground as you can see it' looks like this has been a problem for a while (not noticed due to the lack of rain!) and the latest observations from the BOM claims a significant rainfall amount!

So when the rain eases a bit it's time to investigate the cause of no rain measurements…

This is what the rain gauge looks like…