Sunday, November 11, 2012

We Were Warned!

Sunday 11th November, 2012

Today is Remembrance Day.  It is the day we remember our fallen soldiers, sailors and airmen who gave their lives fighting to keep our country free so that we can enjoy the freedom we have today.

                                                       Lest We Forget

It has also been quite a warm day.  The temperature reached nearly 34C.  Tony and I have been rather lazy, I had a nap..... think I am still getting over yesterday.  Tony also took down the air conditioning vents and cleaned them.

A couple of months ago we were warned that this state could be in for a bad bushfire season.  We have had a few small grass fires, mainly caused by lightning, that have just burnt out scrub and farm land.

Today though, a bushfire, near Tulka on the Eyre Peninsula,  a small town some 12 kilometres from Port Lincoln has caused some disaster.  To date it has destroyed shacks, homes, numerous sheds, caravans and four vehicles.  Thankfully no lives have been lost.

The firefighters so far have not been able to contain it.  They are expecting a cool change overnight and hopefully the wind conditions will change too.  There are also numerous other fires burning in the State, but none of them causing any problems like this one is.

It's not even summer yet.  Let's hope and pray the State is spared from a major bushfire this year!  People are always continually being told to clean up around their houses and properties but a lot of it falls on deaf ears.

Thank goodness for our CFS (Country Fire Services)!  These men and women are always on standby and ready if and when they're needed.  Let's hope they won't be needed too often this summer!   


  1. Oh, I just hate fires. Once they get started, they get out of control so quickly. I hope this one doesn't come too close to you. Do stay safe. Hugs, Edna B.

  2. We holidayed in gorgeous Tulka around five years ago and they were still recovering from a bushfire then, too. Sobering to remember how vulnerable they are.