This is crazy! It hit a couple of points under 49 degrees celcius down at Avalon! That's 120 fahrenheit! There are fire's a bit too close for comfort. I have the photo's ready to go... I've bagged up some embroideries and done a mental catalogue of what else to take and where it is. We'll be ok though, the fire's not coming this way and this is strangely a very safe little pocket. The PATCH! True! It's not where trouble heads.
Ross is just about to clear the next-door's driveway. A tree came down over it and if they had to, they couldn't get out.
This is hottest day on record.
Shit! They're evacuating or executing fire plans about 18k from here.
I can hear helicopters going over. They went over the other night... Elvis, the absolutely amazing fire-fighting copter. It's HUGE and was accompanied by a regular Police chopper. It's freaky and exciting to watch. It goes and gets water near here for the fire and then dumps it, with fire retardent stuff.
Aah! The cool change is starting. Amazing how it can drop 20 degrees in as many minutes. Tomorrow's meant to be showery and 24 degrees (75.5 F).
That's Melbourne for you.