Sunday, September 27, 2015

Now that's an unusual wake-up call!


Campers at a popular Queensland, Australia beach resort were woken last night by something very much out of the ordinary.





A towing firm reported:

Two Claytons employees and friends were on holidays in a group in the middle of the mayhem. They had camped approx 200 metres from the beach next to the boundary fence of the campsite and heard a noise like a storm. On looking they realised the sand was rapidly disappearing into the ocean at an amazing speed. They only just got their 4wds and caravans out with seconds to spare as their campsite disappeared 3 metres down into the ocean. A 4wd, large caravan , camper trailer, tents etc on the site next to them all got swallowed into the ocean.

Another visitor commented, "Yeah, calling it so lucky!!  We were driving on the beach as it was collapsing behind us."




Frankly, that's the kind of midnight wake-up call (and holiday let-down) I can do without . . .




Peter

10 comments:

Old NFO said...

THAT would get your attention... To put it mildly...

Anonymous said...

Yeah and then there's that sinking feeling.

Deborah said...

Thank God no one was injured or lost.

Just wait for the climate alarmists get a hold of this. Put your earplugs in. The screaming is coming.

Gorges Smythe said...

Wow! I'm glad that I live in a sandstone area!

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Australia - inventing new ways to try to kill you!

Snoggeramus said...

Australia. If the dangerous animals don't get you then the camping site will.

Snowdog said...

As if watching out for drop bears isn't bad enough...never go to Australia.

Jason said...

Did any squamous, eldritch horrors arise from the depths? The story doesn't say...

Stu Garfath. Sydney, Australia. said...

Although this is a bit of a problem, it's in no way tragic, or at least I hope not.
You see, no-one has mentioned anything about losing 'the supply'.
Beer.
Either all of it was saved, or if not, the trauma was too great for the affected campers to coherently articulate their loss publicly, we'll never know.
Poor buggers!.

Will said...

I call bull on 3 meters deep. More like 30, judging by the dark color of that water. Plus, I would think the lost vehicles would be noticeable if only a few feet deep to their upper surfaces.