The trip Home

I thought I’d post some pics of the trip home, as it’s the first time I’ve been through the spur since the fires. The spur is known as the Black Spur from a fire that had previously been through (not sure when but quite some time ago), but is now definitely again black.

The closer to Healesville you got the worse the fire damage, Healesville was lucky, very lucky.


7 Responses to “The trip Home”

  1. 1 barnesm
    April 15, 2009 at 6:54 am


  2. 2 bangarrr
    April 15, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Thanks Barnes, it is heartening to see the green coming back, but I’ve been told that some of the trees will die after shooting.

  3. April 15, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Dr Mrs Dr Yobbo has family in Healesville, lucky they most definitely were.

    We had a massive fire rip through my old home town of Brooms Head on the NSW north coast about seven years ago (Xmas day 2001, much of which was spent up a ladder hosing sparks away from the rood) and most of the trees over the headland around the back of the town – mostly casuarinas and melaleucas – never recovered. Took two or three years for any greenery at all to come back and then it was primarily ground dwelling acacias, banksias etc.

  4. 4 havock21
    April 15, 2009 at 9:11 am

    yeah its not good at all, now we just pray…and thats a big pray, the powers that be get their collective shit together. Its beautiful county up there, will be again in time

  5. 5 Mr-Stu
    April 15, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Time is a big healer and nature always recovers eventually.

  6. April 15, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Went up the Hume and came back down through Whittlesea (didn’t get across to Kinglake).

    Seeing ridgelines full of black bare trees over more than 20kms gives an idea just how far the fires travelled. Then you think about how long it took to travel those distances……

    The Good Lady Naut is just deciding whether to take a job running playgroups in the affected areas, it will be a pretty challenging job!

  7. 7 bangarrr
    April 16, 2009 at 12:18 am

    It’s going to be a long time before the signs of the fire disappear, but it will happen.

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