Little Grove Fire

by cathy on March 14, 2010

Little Grove Fire before the road closures

Little Grove Fire before the road closures

What a day yesterday! Friday here was a hot day for Albany; I think it got up to 42 degrees celcius at the airport. It was hotter in the CBD than here at Little Grove, but we are close to the water and get the cooler breeze off the southern ocean. We had hot dry  conditions  again yesterday - and a fire started out near the Wind farm. I was in town attending an Air Observer course at FESA – the fire was rather a spectacular sight when we went up for our practical flight. My daughter Laura took this photo on her way into town for make-up and hair appointments in preparation for her school ball. While we were all in town (and DH left yesterday on a week long motorbike trip!)  Frenchman Bay Road, the only road in and out of the peninsula where we live, was closed. A Stay or Go alert was broadcast and the Police were doorknocking in our area to advise of this. My son decided to stay in town, and Laura and I managed to get a ride home across the harbour on the Silver Star boat, which was on it’s way to ferry people stuck at the Yacht Club back to the town jetty.

View of fire from on the harbour

View of fire from on the harbour

It was nice to be home, and to know our dogs were safe, but after a while the wind changed direction and became quite stong, so we decided it was time to pack some belongings and prepare the house. Needless to say the school ball was cancelled, as it was being held at the Yacht Club which was being used as an emergency evacuation point. Fortunately, soon after the wind picked up a steady rain came which was a blessing to all! That was enough excitement for a while! I hope to get some projects posted up here soon. My pre-order for the Autumn Mini arrived on Friday, so I’ll now have to get cracking on some creations in preparation for my Autumn Mini Launch on 9th April!

 

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