Archive for January, 2020

Our Backyard

I love a sunburnt country

A land of sweeping plains

Of ragged mountain ranges

Of droughts and flooding rains.

As many of you will know this is an extract from Dorothea
Mackellar’s famous poem, My Country. Written in 1908 (long before climate
experts were telling us about climate change) it refers to amongst other
things, the extremes of Australian … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

While we bask in glorious sunshine today, our friends in Eastern Victoria and South Eastern NSW are still reeling from the devastating bushfires that ravaged (and are still ravaging) their towns. Currently the death toll has reached 20, there are 167 fires still burning and over 5 million hectares has so far been burnt.
All the experts I listen to, plead with those looking to help to not send food and … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Aireys Inlet

We made it. Another year gone, another year begun.
As we enjoy this run of fine weather our thoughts turn to all those affected by bushfires burning across Victoria and New South Wales. Premier Daniel Andrews has declared a State of Disaster as Victoria’s bushfire crisis worsened. Lives have been lost and many, many homes as well.
My brother and his family were directly affected when they spent a night huddled recently … Continue Reading »