When The Sky Went Black - My South Coast Bushfire Experience

Updated: Feb 13, 2020

We knew it was coming. The reports told us so, but also we knew it intuitively, the air felt different, the wind was whispering to us, the birds were alarmed, the atmosphere was alive with panic yet quiet in anticipation. December 30th, 2019. We had warnings, we were prepared for the possibility of the Clyde Mountain fire flaring up on New Years Eve, we thought we would be ok if we came towards town. Experience had told us we were safe in a built up area. We were wrong.