Snapshot Sunday: Water Bombing Helicopter


A helicopter on the way to a fire in the forest outside Geeveston.

I nearly always run outside to look when I hear a low flying helicopter and on Wednesday at around 6pm I was somewhat concerned to see this. I made a few enquiries, social media has its uses, and learned that there was a vegetation fire in one of the forestry coupes outside Geeveston. There is a water tank at the football ground near my house and the helicopter was back and forth for several hours refilling. I have never actually seen one of these in use before so although concerned about the fire I thought it made an interesting picture. The local fire brigade gave an update later on and it seems there is no cause for alarm but it’s going to be hot for a few days, it’s been windy and we’ve not had much rain so you can never be complacent about fires.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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