After a week of rain I checked the online weather to discover that for the next few hours it was going to be clear. With a new front tyre waiting to be scrubbed in I jumped on the bike and headed for Uriarra Road. I knew the road would be scattered with gravel but decided a slow ride is better than no ride.
The temperature was perfect and the sun even made a brief appearance. The road was cleaner than I expected and with the crossings closed the only traffic was a few sticky beaks like myself heading out to see the rare site of a full river. After a short delay to help a turtle across the road I ended up at Uriarra Crossing with a few other people watching the river in full rage as shown in the video below.