[Michele] Well, I'm starting to see that we had really lucked out with the dry weather we experienced during our stay in Mission Beach back in 2009. That year there was a record of two months with no rain. The past week has brought nearly more clouds and showers than we saw in 5 months of 2009. The forecast shows more of the same.
On the positive side, the rain and wind make it easier for us to turn our attention to getting work done and sitting indoors at computers. After all, this is the wet tropics and even though July and August are the driest months, the mean precipitation for each of those months is still ~30 mm.
So I will nod to the grey skies, rain and wind and appreciate their role in keeping the rainforest going. At least, until my mosquito bites from Sunday's rainforest hike and sunburn from the beach are all healed up; then I'm going to start whining for more sun.