Redcliffs river frontage
Whereas the creek below Redcliffs used to be a tranquil glade it has been transformed into river wide frontage. I can only imagine the roar that accompanied the tremendous scouring flood that took the bed of the creek down to bedrock. You can't see but just below the cliffline that I am standing on there is quite a landslip.
The concrete causeway at the Murphy's Creek Campground has totally gone and in it's place is a new canyon fully a metre lower than the creek once meandered over. The creek almost burst its banks fully 10 to 12 metres vertically up the sides of the creek and both sides of the creek are incredibly scoured of every skeric of vegetation. Huge boulders have been ripped from the sides and bottom of the creek. You cannot imagine what it looks like even from a photo, you have to see it for yourself and even then it is hard to believe.
The creek has basically remade itself into a totally new ecosystem. I reckon there are some new bouldering opportunities to be had along this section of Murphy's Creek. Of course everywhere I went I saw unbelievable devastation along the creek banks throughout the district. All that silt of course ended up in everyones living rooms in Brisbane.
I spent the day as a runner for Major Souter who was helping to coordinate the cleanup and recovery efforts in Murphy's creek. Much needs to be done and there are still areas that the police are not releasing yet as the search for bodies is still continuing.
It doesn't look like any of the cliff at Redcliffs have suffered. I've yet to get up to Goanna Point. Clint was going to try to get up there today. Great to see the community just rolling up their collective sleeves and simply getting on with whatever needs doing.