posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:02 PM
drove out to robertstown on weekend, back through eudunda nuiri, angaston, eden valley, springton....
robertstown - eudunda drive late morning of sunday just gone, was fckn terrifying!!
day started cloudless, then very picturesque fine skies with light white fluffy clouds, then intense heat with very gusty & cold winds, then driving
back suddenly all these clouds appear from the west (i think) and they were going bloody fast & it was bloody intimidating and the clouds seemed
really really close to the road...like 200m or something, it was weird, anyway to get to the point, the rain came so fast & hard & out of the blue
that max setting on wipers didn't do jack all & the semi trailer trucks coming towards me on the straights were getting shoved across the road a good
half a metre or so each time while my heavily loaded station wagon did the same, it was basically like, we're both going at least 100km's can't see
the road & can't keep in a straight line...god fckn help me!
but for whatever reason i'm here to type about it and i'm grateful to be alive & safe. I swear i saw a few local farmers pulled over to the side of
the road in work utes just waiting for the storm to pass, i should've followed their advice, that drive was ridiculous. 2hrs and about a dozen
changes of temperature & weather conditions with the gustiest wind i've ever driven through.
the arid desert type areas of Australia that I've never experienced first hand & by myself before, are incredibly harsh. It made me realise that I
would not last a week in survival conditions out there. I spent most of my childhood in Tasmania so the environments i'm used to are a little
P.S) I've seen videos of super cell storms on youtube and from up robertstown way you can see like 3 times the area of sky that it would take to
cover all of adelaide, and you've got that range of sight in all directions, this storm/cold front thing was moving very very fast and at a few
moments I thought it looked ALOT like the youtube videos i'd seen... :S
[edit on 28/11/09 by B.Morrison]