Earlier this month on 9th February, a grass fire started on the outskirts of the township of Ceres in hot, blustery conditions. On 25th January, another grass fire broke out south of Inverleigh. Neither fire reached the banks of the Barwon and both were brought under control in a relatively short time.
|Glimpses of Corio Bay and the Barwon River from Montpellier Park,|
Highton, 23rd May, 2013
So, of course I took the opportunity to head to the river to take a few comparison shots for posterity. The above photo was taken on a clear day in May, 2013. The photo below was taken on 11th February, 2014 when the smoke from the Kilmore fire descended on the region.
|"View" of the Barwon and Corio Bay, 11th February, 2014|
from Montpellier Park, Highton
Things were a little clearer there as the view was closer - but not much:
|View of the Barwon looking towards Fyansford, 11th February, 2014|
|Foggy morning, September, 2011|
|A clear afternoon in January, 2010|