antt wrote:Just got this from another forum. Brand new cruiser too
Some snaps a bloke took of a Cruiser crossing the Condamine river during the recent floods with commentary.
Following the flooding that occurred in the upper Condamine catchment in early January 2008, I decided to grab my camera and catch some pictures of the first floods in over 10 years.
While snapping some pictures Dad called out to me to get my camera ready as a car was approaching the other side and was looking at attempting the crossing.
He pulled up, got his kid to jump out and out and put the hubs in. He then headed straight across, he didnâ€™t wait and watch it or try walking it, nothingâ€¦ (Note the road closed pics in the background)
It is about 150 meters across here and the water was flowing at an astonishing rate
This Graph was taken from the BOM website and shows the peek of the flood recorded at the bridge recording station.
The crossing attempt was made at 6.00pm on the 5/01/2008 (as can be seen it was the peek of the flood level).
The Bridge is normally about 6 - 7 meters above the water level here.
Where the water is turbulent (where he is now) there is Armco guard railing. We figured heâ€™d be ok there as the rail was breaking up the flow a little.
It was at this point that the water lifted and moved the vehicle a little downstream (Note how sideways the vehicle and boat are).
Too easy! (there was a number plate attached to the front when he went in!)
Once across he opened the doors and let the ankle deep water drain from the cab.
Here one of the assembled crowd asked why he did it and he responded - â€œwhat that? It was nothing, Iâ€™ve been through deeper water than that, yuk yukâ€ and then promptly speed off only to return to offer his email address to the same person and asked if he would send him some photoâ€™s.
Probably not the most responsible thing to do with a young kid in the car, but considering its a brand new cruiser, and towing a boat, I reckon he knew what he was doing and was confident he'd make it with no dramas.
I still would have told him to sit in the boat though
Sorry for the size of the pics (for those of you with crappy screens like me).