Several fires were started by lightning, one of the most devastating at Bangor in the Lower Flinders Ranges.
Most of the affected areas are in gullies which are not inhabited but some farms and 75 percent of the Wirrabara forest has been destroyed. It is at times like this that I am so glad I take photos everywhere I go. Tucked away in my files are some lovely memories of that place. I hope it won't take long to regenerate.
This has had an effect on Carly's role as Tourism Officer for the region as she works with operators to ensure everyone knows there is still plenty on offer in the region despite the media coverage of the fires.
High tide and hot weather bring perfect conditions for an early morning swim. We headed down to the shacks and despite the smoke haze it was a beautiful experience as we lazed about in the water while the temperature began its climb to an unbelievable 46 degrees.
The Smoke haze hovered over the town for several days until there was some respite when it finally RAINED.