Smoky morning by golftragic

Smoky morning

This is what the view looked like this morning from the little park about 300m from our place. The Barwon river and banks are between here and the buildings in the background (maybe 700m). Air quality in Geelong achieved a totally undesirable record yesterday as the worst in the world - at that time. With Les's breathing problems we haven't been game to open the house up for whatever currently passes for fresh air (25 C right now and nearly 70% humidity - luvly, NOT). Just as well my lungs are OK, I'm aware of irritation there but we are in no danger here, so nothing to whinge about.
A great shot but not healthy looking at all! As long as you are all safe, hoping it clears up soon.
January 14th, 2020  
It must be a worrying time nevertheless! I presume you have air conditioning which will keep your own air clean!
January 14th, 2020  
Hard time. Especially for children and older people. Stay safe!
January 14th, 2020  
And just as bad way down here :)
January 14th, 2020  
Take care 💪
January 14th, 2020  
Oh Marnie it sounds horrible and so worrying for you! Just seen on the news how they stopped a tennis match in Melbourne as one of the players collapsed coughing! Looks worrying for the Australian Open doesn’t it? Take care and stay safe xx
January 14th, 2020  
Here in Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the air quality is very poor. Your photo is a great example of what it is like.
January 14th, 2020  
How awful for you. This is what it was like here in December. Clear skies today though, well until a small fire started up at Anna Bay and another one at Tea Gardens. I think the Tea Gardens fire was nipped in the bud.
January 14th, 2020  
I do hope it all settles down soon and you get some good rain to clear the air.
January 14th, 2020  
That doesn’t look healthy, we all hope that you get soon some rain down there.
January 14th, 2020  
This certainly shows the smoke haze. Hopefully things will clear up sooner rather than later :)
January 14th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana We are safe from fire, but the air quality is absolutely awful. All golf member and green-fee comps totally cancelled today due to health risks.
January 15th, 2020  
@maggiemae Yes we do thx MM, thank goodness. The murk outside is bloody awful (but not nearly as bad as the poor devils in the fire regions). People like us (oldies, littlies and those with crook lungs) are being told to stay inside if possible.
January 15th, 2020  
@haskar Thanks Haskar, you're right, the air quality is so bad it's officially a health hazard. Stuff being cancelled all over the place.
January 15th, 2020  
@gilbertwood I'll bet! This murk is, so we're told, now circling round the world to do a boomerang on us all.
January 15th, 2020  
@pamknowler The air quality is currently classified as the worst in the world, a 'distinction' we could well do without. Stuff is being cancelled all over the place, our golf club cancelled all golf comps on both course today due to health risks. Oldies, littlies and sickies all being told to stay inside if at all possible.
January 15th, 2020  
@ethelperry Totally depressing isn't it Ethel. Thank goodness you weren't still living in Mallacoota! All golf cancelled at our club today, goodness knows what's happening with the tennis.
January 15th, 2020  
@onewing Oh gosh Babs, is there no end to these fires?
January 15th, 2020  
@casablanca @angelikavr @merrelyn The forecast is for a storm later today, including rain. All fingers and toes crossed it happens!!
January 15th, 2020  
Oh Marnie...how terrible. I pray you got rain
January 15th, 2020  
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