I could smell the smoke when I woke up. I could see a faint smudge of smoke against the pink of dawn. The fire is down in the Ku-ring-gai, the national park you can see from Patonga, about 15 kays from Woy Woy. Overnight the smoke drifted up to Brisbane Water.
Berowra/Ku-ring-gai bushfire seen from Ettalong this morning. The plume extends for a couple of kilometres to the right of frame.
It closed the F3, the highway up from Sydney. The railway line beside the F3 was closed for a bit as well and at one point the campers on Bobbin Head in the Ku-ring-gai were in of danger of a roasting. The trains are back on this morning but F3’s still closed and the traffic’s being diverted to the old Pacific Highway.
It started yesterday and yesterday was a bastard. It was fucking hot. 43 (110 F) by my gauge and muggy with it. It was still with a hot wind stirring every now and then. Not what the fieries wish for.
Northern Beaches and the Woy Woy Peninsula. The outlined bit is the Ku-ring-gai.
Over the weekend it pissed down raining in Victoria and South Australia. The Thredbo fire was put out and there was flash flooding in some country towns. No rain for months then the poor buggers have to sandbag the main street.
I am as tired as fuck. All these hot bloody nights lying sweating on a towel are giving me the shits. Bring on winter and the nice cool walkies weather!