Well ever since Scott came up with the theme of ‘Hazards’ things have been going pear shaped around here. First the news came out that a security guard from a Quarantine Hotel had caught the virus and then moved about in the community for a couple of days which means that we’re having our first lockdown. We’re not to leave the house without good reason although a walk out in the open for an hour locally is allowed. Unlike other parts of the world we try and totally keep out the virus, although it has escaped in other parts of Australia, it has been eradicated by total lockdowns and teams of contact tracers who follow the movements and contacts of the infected persons. So far the virus bushfire has been extinguished by quick action. Now we’ve got a real bushfire to worry about raging just north of here as well. The wind direction is taking it away from us however this could change, especially as there is a cyclone heading our way too, which could generate strong winds to whip the fire back into action. So far 30 houses have been destroyed but it would be much worse if it wasn’t for the efforts of our fire fighters. The cover photo was taken from our veranda and the others when I went for a walk down the Zig Zag road. I suppose this is a hazard of living in a mediterranean climate with our hot, dry summers, the Californians would understand.
Well I’m now going to fill up buckets of water around the house and rake up leaves, just in case.