We always love Halloween and we were lucky to have heaps of children and adults come to our house this year. Can’t wait for next year.
This is a frequent sight here in Perth, Western Australia during our summer period. I managed to capture these photos, 2 streets away from my home, last year. Hopefully this coming summer we will see far less fires.
During the bushfire season, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) calls on additional fixed-wing water bombers from the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPAW) who has the largest fleet.
These aircraft are released to assist DFES to contain large bushfires and support its ground and helicopter fleet.
Both DPAW and DFES aircraft are on standby through contract arrangements during the bushfire season and operate from metropolitan and regional bases strategically located at Jandakot, Bunbury and Manjimup and Albany.
Fixed-wing water bombers are a valuable and efficient firefighting resource used to assist helicopters and ground crews to boost firefighting capability.
Like helitacs, water bombers can only operate during daylight hours but due to the location of their nominated operating bases can be redirected quickly to high priority fires at short notice. They are also capable of carrying and dropping up to 3200 litres of water.
To wander through the sweeping corridors and grand rooms of Longleat House is to be transported back in time. Exploring this stunning example of high Elizabethan architecture – and the Capability Brown landscaped grounds surrounding it – is a day out in itself. It was substantially completed by Sir John Thynne in 1580. And today, his descendants are still lucky enough to call it their home.
Whilst on a long week end trip to Busselton, Western Australia, recently, I was lucky to be able to spend some time on a local beach and it just happened to be a very popular place to take your dog.