My first hint that something was up came when I looked out my south-facing back window to see great clouds of smoke billowing up from the South Geelong area. A quick check of CFA website informed me that there were several small grassfires burning along the banks of the Barwon between Breakwater Bridge and the boat ramp in town.
Now that I had to see! (Assuming it was safe to do so.) After a quick trip to the backyard to snap a few photos, I headed down to the river.
|Smoke over South Geelong|
|Smoke rising over South Barwon Reserve|
|New Breakwater Bridge and surrounds bathed in orange|
|Fire truck on the scene at Breakwater|
|View from the old Breakwater Bridge|
|Arial firefighting unit taking water from the river below the breakwater|
Ironically enough, this time two years ago some of my earliest blog posts showed ducks paddling on Landy Field as the Barwon flooded.