Smoke from Margaret River fires

1 12 2011

Last week, there were some devastating fires in the Margaret River region, about 90 minutes south of where we live. The smoke blanketed the entire southwest, including Perth.

Here’s the sunset from my home office window on one of the very smoky days. You can *just* make out the ridge of sand dunes in the far distance — they are normally in clear view — and you can’t see the estuary at all.

Here’s that same view on a normal morning, a week after the fires: