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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

232 - Back to Coona

Okay let’s go back to Coona. We did the telescope thingy as in post 230. We stayed in a nice park - albeit a little noisy due to the Newell highway.

, however was intrigued about the bush fires of January 2013, which nearly wiped out the whole joint, especially on the way to the telescope. Something like 53 house were lost.

They tell us the fire was started by National Parks, doing a burn off in 43 degree heat and 60 knot winds on a Friday afternoon. Mmmmmmm!!! A mate of mine “Macca” just loves beauracrats. Guess what the burn off lads knocked off work at 5pm for the weekend, and seeing the burn off was done in unfavourable conditions, and no one to control the burn off being a weekend……………yahoo bon fire night with disastrous results.

Below you will see just a few of the results of bungling in reference to buring off, and these photos  are twelve months down the track. You should see the anger from land holders towards National Parks……….not nice!  

The landscape was just awful, although re-generation of the trees is very evident.

I do hear that forests need fire, however I am sure not as bad as this. 
After Coona we headed south



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