While Launceston went under….. Providence just got soggy

So many places down the east coast of Australia were severely affected by the recent weather and Launceston was no exception, as the photo shows.  Such a beautiful photo (thanks Peter!) showing such devastation.  Providence got beaten up:  the grassed areas were a carpet of bits of trees and torn leaves, one can hardly stand up on the slopes but that’s not surprising, seeing as we had over 170 mm rain in a couple of days.  The vineyard is certainly in winter mode and I would imagine that, with the super saturated soil, there wouldn’t be a feeder root left alive.  Pruning will start in about a week.

Launceston under flood showing water up to the levies

Launceston under flood showing water up to the levies

About Stuart

Born Bushey Herts UK in 1945. Migrated to Australia 1949. Schooled in Launceston Tas. Served in the RAAF 1963-1986 initially as an instrument mechanic, graduating from 64 pilots course in 1968. Service in Vietnam 1971. Graduate: Navy Staff College in 1984. Retired as Wing Commander 1986. Graduate: Charles Sturt University 1987 with BAppSc (Wine Science). A decade of wine politics 1987 - 2007 including state president (Tas) and national vice-president of the Winemakers Federation of Australia. State services member: Veterans Review Board 1991 - 2015 and chairman of Life Education Tasmania Inc 2007 - 2013. Passionate about wine; keen trekker in PNG; military history.
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