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Golden Sunsets

SkyWatch Friday 31

So what do you do when it’s Thursday night and you don’t have any photos for SkyWatch Friday? You drive up the road and take a few snaps. So this is what I captured tonight at…..

….8.36pm

….8.41pm

….8.51pm

….8.52pm

….8.53pm

I was really hoping to get a few more snaps, but a very nosy helpful person pulled up and asked if everything was okay, (aren’t country people nice, making sure you aren’t doing something illegal broken down or anything) and by the time he left it was dark.

You can catch more Skywatch photos from all over the world here.

By the way, Victoria is still on fire. The death toll is horrific. And police are closing in on the bastards idiots wankers morons (hmmm can’t seem to find a word that fits) that lit it. They better hope that the police find them before the people do. Cos they ain’t gonna like the punishment the people dish out.

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My World – Port Lincoln

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Continuing down the coast road from Tumby Bay, we come to what is probably  South Australia’s most famous regional city. Port Lincoln is the southern most city on Eyre Peninsula.  Boston Bay is deeper and bigger than Sydney Harbour. Australias Blue Fin Tuna boats call Port Lincoln home. 

But its not all just fish and farming. Well maybe it is. When we lived in Port Lincoln, we used to walk around to Kirton Point to watch dolphins play, but alas, there weren’t any there the day we visited. Just interesting rock formations.

It’s over. The heatwave that is. We had 14 days in a row of temperatures over 40C (105F). A cool change came in at about 8pm on Saturday night and by Sunday morning, we had to drag out the long sleeves. It’s hard to believe that on Saturday the temp reached 44C and on sunday it didn’t even get to 23C. The cooler weather didn’t bring any rain, which we’re kind of used to now, but I really wish/pray that Victoria (yes the entire state) gets some cool weather and rain soon. As I write this, the whole state is alight. The death toll is over 130 and it is expected to top 200. Even though I live over 1000km from Victoria, I haven’t met anyone today that doesn’t know someone affected by the fire. Whole towns have been razed to the ground. I don’t have the words to describe what is happening over there, so if you want to know more, I suggest that you check out www.abc.net.au/news/events/bushfires/ 

And pray.

Monday 9th Feb. Max Temp: 24C, Min Temp: 15C, Rainfall: Omm, Days since rain: 58