After a month of serious cold and heavy snow we are now facing a mild week with temperatures above freezing. January always does this, it melts much of the snow and brings down the walls of ice on the coast, it’s not a pretty picture.

In periods like this, Big River in Flatrock does finally live up to its name though, all of yesterday’s rain and melt-off came crashing down the river gorge in a loud roaring spectacle of falling water at Whirly Pool Falls.