Monday, February 09, 2009

Narrow escape in Australia for my sister

Was watching with horror the deadly bush fires that swept over parts of southern Australia and praying because my sister who lives in Melbourne was on a weekend break with her family at Chateau Yering, a winery east of Melbourne in the Yarra Valley in Victoria.

They didn't even realise the danger they had been until they saw the devastation on the way back. My brother-in-law was telling me that they smelt the smoke and had heard the fire engines but didn't think much about it as bush fires are quite common during this time of the year.

I guess they are a bit shaken but they are glad that the staff didn't tell them or they might have panicked.

Just check out the picture below and you can see how close it had been for them.

That's the place they were staying.

Read the article in The Age

Thank God they are safe.


sweetspirits said...

I'm so glad your loved are safe .tcz

Gesund essen said...

I pity the affected families. I can't help but shed tears. I can only offer prayers and sympathy. Please don't loose hope. Everything happens for a reason, but this this human error or natural? Only God knows.

Anna said...

Yeah glad they are alright.

James said...

It is nice to hear that your family is safe. But I also feed sad about those families who lost their loved ones. And we all know that all these things are happening just because of us.


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