I was assigned to do a story about monsoon season in Northern Australia. Simple really, a story about place and weather…just very strange weather.
The locals have names—Mango Madness, Going Troppo, Suicide Season—for the episodes of endless wet and wind that hit any time from November through April.
Everything I read before going described weather of biblical proportions. So I adapted an entire heavy case full of underwater cameras to use on land and was fully prepared to do the John Muir thing—lash myself to something and experience the fury of the storm–but nothing turned out as I planned.
Northern Australia is an enormous place and severe weather may be happening somewhere, but getting to it is not easy. You can watch the …[ … ] Read The Full Story