Saturday, January 2, 2016

Update on the previous post
Seperation Creek, near Wye River  on Christmas Day (Picture: Peter Mayberry).
The fires in the hills above Wye River. 
It is so sad to let everyone know that the area we fell in love with around Kennets River and the Wye River on the Great Ocean Road has been destroyed by fires last week. There was at least 116 homes destroyed in the blazes. Total disaster. I feel for those folk. Living bush ourselves we are on constant high alert here at this time of the year for fires. Tonight there was a huge storm with lightning etc that could have easily started a fire anywhere.
Pic above: Copied from Age website...........This is the area along the coast The fires in the hills above Wye Rive on December 28. Authorities are still inspecting........  Such a shame, but it will regrow in the bush, and hopefully the homes lost will get their insurance payouts urgently, not like Black Saturday of whom some are still waiting and that was back in 2008.