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Old 24-02-2015, 04:04   #46
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This is hearsay, but from what we've heard, the boats in the marina at Rosslyn bay were OK.


At Middle Percy, the farmhouse was OK, some broken windows, lots of damage to the fruit trees and veggie gardens though. The tree house was OK too with some broken windows.


The tracks to West bay are badly blocked by fallen trees, the short track is so bad they can't even find where it was.


The A-frame is mostly OK, but lots of sand in it, and some of the boat names may be missing. The telephone hut was damaged.


Overall probably a lot better than expected.
Hope the here say is correct. That's far better than I expected with Percy.
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Hope the here say is correct. That's far better than I expected with Percy.
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There was an article from news.com.au that included a portion containing an interview with John from the island. It doesn't mention the buildings adjacent to West Bay, but it appears the homestead itself escaped without too much damage.

Cyclone Marcia: Our salute to the Queenslanders toughing out the storm
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Residents on Middle Percy Island clean-up after cyclone | Mackay Daily Mercury
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Old 05-03-2015, 19:26   #49
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I hope there's no boats holed up in Island Head Creek or even Port Clinton. They'll be in serious trouble. XXXX Island and the North Keppel will also be getting hammered. The news has reported that Keppel Bay marina has been ordered to evacuate. Hopefully they won't experience a Hinchinbrook situation there. Very stressful time for anyone in the region.
I was and still am in Island Head creek ,got rolled 360 into the mangroves about 8AM .I set off my EPIRB and the search and rescue plane flew down from Cairns and dropped 2 containers on parachutes to me ,I couldn't reach them through the mangroves even though the closest one was only 40 meters away. The mangroves were too thick and I was too sore.
The rescue helicopter winched me off Saturday morning and took me to Rocky. They couldn't come the Friday ,not enough fuel to go from Mackay and return and too windy in Rocky.
I may have been OK except for the highest tide of the year. I hope to float off on the 19th.I'll be feeding the sandflys till then.
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You got rolled 360 in a fastcat 22??? That must have been one hell of a ride! Were you bunkered down at the head of the creek? You need to buy a lotto ticket! How'd the boat fare?
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Good lord Ian, I hope you are mending and that it all works out for you. Quite an adventure to say the least. Best to you.
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Island Head creek is supposed to be a cyclone refuge! Although it pretty much copped a direct hit this time. Must have been pretty frightening listening to the reports as it intensified and headed straight for you.


Glad you're OK. Hope you get out on the big tides coming soon.
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You got rolled 360 in a fastcat 22??? That must have been one hell of a ride! Were you bunkered down at the head of the creek? You need to buy a lotto ticket! How'd the boat fare?
It was a fast ride ,glad it was only one 360 I don't think I needed any more. I am in the first creek on the south bank S 22 21.932 E 150 39.688 if you want to look on G E. The boat is a bit sad, can't see it all yet. But on the bright side I now have 3 masts. Amazingly I didn't get any salt water in the boat.
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Good lord Ian, I hope you are mending and that it all works out for you. Quite an adventure to say the least. Best to you.
Thanks DeepFrz a bit of blood and bruises nothing broken.
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Island Head creek is supposed to be a cyclone refuge! Although it pretty much copped a direct hit this time. Must have been pretty frightening listening to the reports as it intensified and headed straight for you.


Glad you're OK. Hope you get out on the big tides coming soon.
Thanks 44 . Island Head is pretty good , but I don't know of many places I would like to be in a cat 5 with the highest tides of the year.
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Anybody know where I can find freshwater in Island Head?
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No, I do not, not potable.

Maybe you can get some of your mates to bring you some?

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Call Thirsty Sound VMR and see if they can drop you some off.
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Anybody know where I can find freshwater in Island Head?
looking at google maps looks like there are a couple of brakish/fresh water pools about 700m to the south west.

failing that digging a hole/well near the highwater mark on the beach about 50 -100 meters inland, a few feet deep might get you some fresh,as sweet water floats on top of salt.
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Brilliant Atoll ! - especially true after recent rain.
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