Monday, January 22, 2007

Sunday Bloody Sunday

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 from Ettalong

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

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!

9 comments:

michael said...

2 of my friends live at mt kuring gai they were up here yesterday and they spent last night at kariong at one of their other friends places. i rang them at 7am this morning they were still sitting in traffic after leaving kariong at 6am

Spike said...

Probably still there, poor buggers. The midday news said the queue just to get onto the diversion was 5 kays.

michael said...

loronothing happened to friends house thank god hopefully they will have the fires under control by now
I was watching on the news last night there were about 1000 people on cowan station - you know how small the platforms are there - they had to get off the trains and they couldnt get on the buses because they were stopped too and standing in the hot sun wouldnt have helped matters much either also there were people who decided to get back here by going via wisemans ferry they wouldve been waiting for hours just to get over the car ferry and other people went on the ferry across from palm beach to ettalong they had a photo in todays telegraph showing the queue of people waiting for the ferry at palm beach (the photo caption incorrectly stated that was ettalong but it wasnt)
I went to Ettalong beach on sunday the water was fucking freezing!!!

Spike said...

Michael said: nothing happened to friends house thank god

Excellent.

I was watching on the news last night there were about 1000 people on cowan station - you know how small the platforms are there

They must've got very friendly.

I went to Ettalong beach on sunday the water was fucking freezing!!!

Got walnuts huh? Hate that.

michael said...

I only went in up to my waist and that was bad enough

Spike said...

All the way and you woulda ended up like that guy on that weird nips ad. handy to hang yer keyring on though.

Michael said...

i know the ad you are talking about its gross!!!!

by the way i found your little stash of videos on youtube

Spike said...

No doubt you were overcome with admiration at my rock steady pan shots.

Strapper said...

Pissed down raining...that's what it's doing here with Hurricane Lee dumping tons of moisture on Louisiana. Great blog!