Hinchinbrook, my home, my work, my play…
Scrolling through my computer the other day I came across the Cyclone Yasi file.
For those of you living under a rock in early February 2011, Cyclone Yasi, the mother of all storms, swept through devastating the region and pretty much put me out of business for a year. Thanks Yasi!
But that is all behind us now and the region has gone from strength to strength and is almost back to the incredible beauty it was pre-Yasi.
What seemed like a leafless wasteland a few years ago is now back to becoming a thriving forest as the photos below show. Note the before and after mangrove recovery process.
To showcase it’s incredible beauty and recovery, I have put together a little tribute to my spectacular backyard, with a few fishing clips thrown in of course.
Then and Now… A photo journey.
A bit of history…
British Naturalist Charles Hedley said of the area in 1910, “The mangrove swamp stretches below like some vast green meadow, and, if the tide be full, the green is veined with silver.”
And the Traditional Girramay Owners tell the story of the first surveyor “Giroo Gurrill, half man and half eel, who rose out of the Hinchinbrook Channel and, impressed with the rugged granduer of the island, called out it’s name ‘Injun-borr-rorr’. The sea was full of barramundi which Gurrill named Ginbulla.”(From Giroo Gurrill The first Surveyor, CJ Henry).
If you like it let us know!
So… we hope you enjoyed the video and found the photos interesting.
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