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Smoky morning

My morning view, 21 November.

You may have heard about the terrible bushfires in Australia. Sydney itself is in no danger, but we do get smoke from fires when the wind is right (wrong?). A large, intense fire in an area about 150km (90 miles) northwest of Sydney, called Gospers Mountain, brought us much smoke recently. I live in the east of the city, about as far from that fire as you can get before encountering the ocean, yet the smoke was bad for me too. The air quality in Sydney on days such as this is rated ‘hazardous’. Just imagine how awful it is for people so much closer.

Below, for contrast, is what I see on a normal morning. And if you’re wondering — no, I did not walk to work on 21 November.

My morning view, 27 November.

14 thoughts on “Smoky morning

  1. Wow, that’s an incredible difference. I am in Sydney as well, and the smoke has been shocking. I have recently published an article on my blog about the spoke in Sydney. If you have time, it would be great if you could read it, as I would be interested to hear your thoughts! Thanks 🙂

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