Sunday, January 01, 2006
New Years in Port Waikato
Port Waikato heats up again - literally. Yes this is the result of what the local fire brigade and many volunteers including Rob (who used to be in the fire brigade here) and Neil our friend dealt with late yesterday afternoon. The wind was blowing quite hard onshore and the fire just spread so fast through the dry grass. Man it was scary. The fire was where I go for walks with our dogs. You can see the track through what used to be over my head grasses toi tois and trees. The worry was a group of huge pine trees that if they had caught it would have been all on. So I went over this morning and took these photos. So sad and devastating. Emma and Rosie are walking on my track.