Firm in our memory are the bushfires that inflicted great devastation on South-Eastern Australia during the last fire season that commenced late in 2019.
The horrifying scenes of large trees exploding in flame as fire raced across the landscape, indiscriminately destroying everything in its path…
Travelling around the Sapphire Coast, where we are currently camped, it is hard too find any area or community that hasn’t been affected by the fires that raged in the region.
The beaches are stained with black ash and pieces of burnt timber and the coastline is littered with thousand’s of acres of bushland that has been scorched and ravaged.
And our hearts go out to those affected, who have lost their homes and livelihoods’ and left with only the clothes they were wearing as they contemplate rebuilding their lives and communities.
Tragically, our unique Australian wildlife has also suffered greatly and areas are noticeable for the absence of birds, reptiles, mammals, our iconic koala’s and kangaroo’s and the most loveable wombat.
We were fortunate to see this wombat at Green Cape, where it was foraging in the middle of the day, and whilst they are a solitary animal, we have seen very few in the area.
We’re sure if it could speak, it would be a simple message, a plea to take action on climate change, now…!
Photos: Janet & Baz
We love the colours of the Australian Outback, the red earth touching a blue sky on a faraway horizon; and the fabulous coastline of our sunburnt country, where a golden sandy beach is washed over by a warm turquoise blue sea…
A few years ago we graduated from work and re-entered the classroom of life where an education is guaranteed and all that is needed is an open mind.
Cheers, Baz & Janet