Monday, February 09, 2009


Condolences to anyone who has lost someone close to them in the fires. It's almost unbelievable it has happened. The losses are so large. 108 confirmed dead so far. Many towns completely wiped out.

The conditions were the same here earlier on Saturday - 100km/h winds and above 40C. It could so easily have been us as well, as it was on Ash Wednesday in 1983. We were lucky. Many others weren't.