Well - two days, 300 mm of rain for us and once again, high ground (other than moral) is a handy thing to have.
Kin Kin is a bit of a mess. Apparently it only took twenty minutes for the bar to fill up with water - (see counterie still on the table).
Karma, I reckon. The pub was recently gutted and transformed from charming old country pub to unremarkable suburban bistro circa 1990 - all hard surfaces, chrome furniture and possibly the ugliest beergarden in the history of rubberised fake cobblestone floor covering. I used to go to the pub regularly - take visitors out there for the sheer pleasure of having a beer in the old front bar, but I don't go there any more since the vandalism. Personally, I think ten foot of water and shit through the pub is an improvement on the rennos.
Seems from the newspaper report that the publican was more interested in protecting the piss than the patrons. 'Fending off looters' indeed - everyone knows that what you do in a flood is climb the hill and drink warm beer. What was the publican thinking? He should have been passing slabs up stairs and putting on a piss up on the verandah - the stock would have been washed away in the torrent and covered by insurance anyway.
No one except the publican appears surprised though - there'd been a photo of the pub under water hanging in the old front bar for donkey's ages. It's the reason it is up on stilts after all. Anyone who would spend a million bucks to rennovate the ground floor of a pub like that, built beside a creek on a flood plain is, quite frankly, nuts, and will not be finding much sympathy amongst the locals who pretty much liked it the way it was.
PS: Hope you're OK Fi! Judging from the level of the water, looks like Barnaby's new room might be a bit soggy.