Fellow Arizonan S. (see previous post) warned me about visiting Cairns during the rainy season. Yesterday, it was hot, sunny and humid. Late last night, we saw a few people boarding up doors and putting strips of tape over storefront windows. Early this morning around 6am, Tropical Cyclone Larry took over the city with category 5 force. The eye of the storm is hitting the coast 70km south of here. I’m supposed to be on my way to Daintree and Cape Tribulation at the moment. Instead, I’m sitting inside, parked next to a window (yes, I know this isn’t smart), watching various debris fly by and the water levels on the street rise.
All things considered, I’ve never been to Daintree. I’ve also never seen a cyclone. I figured the Daintree tour would have involved a lot of older couples romantically rehashing the old days whilst I stood blatantly single smacking the mozzies off my exposed skin. Either way, I’m experiencing something I couldn’t see back home. Here’s hoping the window in front of me doesn’t burst open.