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PhotoHunt theme for the week beginning 1st September is ‘Quiet’

In the Australian bush
Dave sitting in front of the camp-fire on a foggy morning at the campsite at Mootatunga, South Australia on the June long weekend 2007. Ceri, our dog poses beside David. We are the only people around for many miles and it is very quiet here.

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Take 12 photos on the 12th day of the month. This is my day on 12th June 2011. It is a long weekend here in Australia and I am away in country Victoria staying at my sister’s place at Moyston in rural Victoria. Even though I live in a rural area my sister’s place is even more remote and has stunning views as well being at the base of the Grampian Mountains.

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Day started quietly. Dave and I gave each other small gifts. We had lunch at home then mid-afternoon we went to Melanie's for tea. This was a BBQ and included prawns.


Christmas dinner

Christmas Day evening, we got home from being at daughters for tea and had been home a short time and the power went out. Rang that through to ETSA – electricity people (power often goes out here). Then went outside to put dogs out and noticed what looked like a small fire across the channel on the other side to where I live.


Small fire seen from house


Dave is in the Country Fire Service and he said it looked like a fire to him too. While he was putting on boots etc to go off as he knew his pager would go off, I rang the CFS to report it and also told them the power had gone out 5 minutes before and I had reported to ETSA. While on phone Dave says come and look at this before you hang up with firies and so I looked out door and there was a LARGER fire on the same road to the north of the one I was reporting. So reported that as well.


Seen from my house

The pager message that got sent out to the volunteer fire-fighters. Dave had already left to get to the fire station.

22:33:44  25-12-09  RESPOND GRASS FIRE, DENVER RD, HINDMARSH ISLAND,GRASS FIRE OR TRANSFORMER ALIGHT

So at 10.30 pm on Christmas Day Dave leaves and I watch the fires. The second one grew quite large and the CFS got it and the smaller second fire out around 11:45pm.

ETSA got the power restored at midnight, which was a surprise.  Dave got home at 1:30 am from the CFS fire station. They had to refill trucks with water and clean them and re-stow equipment used etc. in reddiness for the next callout.

Fire burnt about 10 hectares so quite big. Was a power line down and had started 2 fires. That was our Christmas Day

In daylight on 26th December I went around to Denver Road to see the damage.


Small fire

Small fire


Where it started

Underneath the stobie (power) pole


Paddock burnt  

Large fire aftermath

 

Aftermath of grass fire

Large fire aftermath

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