The outback of Australia is normally dry. Very dry!
April 2006 was near the end of the “Wet” and the Shaw River was becoming shallower.
We were unsure of the condition of the road surface beneath the water and I wanted some photographs. So I went through first.
Then I set up and watched the rest of the convoy come through.
It wasn’t really deep but the flow was definitely dragging the wheels downstream. I was standing in the water and even at ankle depth there was power in the water.
And so we all got through – and as the lead car reached shallower water, the driver speeded up, successfully splashing me!
I was able to shield the camera.