Gems of the Torres Strait

The North West Monsoon Season is well and truly here in the Torres Strait. It has continued on South though with cyclone Oswald. Cyclone Oswald, now over land has become a serious and heavy rain depression inundating and flooding Queensland as it heads down the coast. As often happens with this type of weather pattern it has left the North temporarily high and dry in its wake as it literally “sucks” the monsoon rain along with it. Two days ago we were flying around in very tropical rain with poor visibility and roaring winds. We’re now left with only the North West winds leaving the jewels of the Torres Strait, these beautiful coral atolls and reefs, exposed to the sun for a few days. Also giving a very pleasant view from my “office” window today as I flew between the various islands on todays runs.

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