Ross and Rosalind Griffith from the Sunshine Coast have a waterfront position on Richmond Tce in Coraki next to the flood waters.
Ross and Rosalind Griffith from the Sunshine Coast have a waterfront position on Richmond Tce in Coraki next to the flood waters. Jay Cronan

Not the waterfront they wanted

IN ALL the rain and the rescues this week, spare a thought for those who have come to the Northern Rivers for their holidays

Ross and Rosalind Griffith from the Sunshine Coast managed to get away from their saddlery business for a well-earned holiday fishing at Yamba.

But over the past five days the rain has chased them out of the area.

"As soon as we arrived on Monday it started raining and steadily got heavier," said Ms Griffith.

"We were hoping to do some fishing, but we haven't even got the boat off the roof once."

Though not feeling as if they are cursed to bring rain wherever they go, the couple have had their fair share of bad luck when it comes to holiday precipitation.

On their last holiday in 2010 they travelled to Birdsville to see the famous desert races.

"We saw one race before the skies opened up after 50 years of dry and they cancelled the event," she said.

"It ruins our holiday but sometimes it's good to bring the rain to local areas.

"It's been a bit of an adventure really, and it's been interesting talking to the people we have met along the way."

After leaving Yamba the couple stopped for fuel at Woodburn.

"The local SES said that the road was clear to Casino," she said.

"But once we got to Coraki the caravan park had been evacuated and we have had to keep moving."

At last report the Griffiths were on the road to Casino then on to Tenterfield, Toowoomba and home.

"We will definitely come back to the Northern Rivers.," said Ms Griffith. "But we'll see you again when the sun comes out." 



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