Saturday, September 12, 2009
Fire and boats
Bushfire to the West of Woy Woy. Taken yesterday, the 11th August 2009.
Can't find out where exactly the fire was but it looks like it could have been in Ku-ring-gai or around Mooney Mooney up on the F3. (The F3 is an intercity highway with a fearsome reputation for prangs.)
We got a new thingy added to our fire safety signs: Catastrophic AKA Code Red. That's because of the Victorian bushfires.
The signs used to say: "Low / Moderate / Very High / Extreme". Catastrophic is obviously higher than Extreme. Catastrophic means get the kids and go now.
NSW Rural Fire Service (Woy Woy falls under the RFS)
Current Fire Danger Map (NSW RFS)
Bushfire report: Stay or go policy on the line (It's your ABC)
"The SS Baragoola (as she was originally named) was built in 1922 for the Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Company Ltd. ...
Her name (in a local Aboriginal dialect) means "Flood Tide". ... In the 1970's and early 1980's, along with North Head, Baragoola was the backbone of the Manly ferry service. Baragoola was withdrawn from service and passed into private ownership in 1983.
Following a failed attempt to use her as a floating university, she was sold again in 1988." (Baragoola website)
Floating university? The mind boggles.
Baragoola in 1922
Putt Putt Regatta 2009
It's on again for putt putts and people young and old. Sunday 1st of November down at the Davistown waterfront.
Putt Putt Regatta website
Local boating news linkage: centralcoastferries.com.au
I am going back to bed. Feeling rather crook again. Stupid health.