February 21, 2010

it's just a jump to the left

It's been a while since I last saw a pall over Wellington harbour. I expect the last time was a burn in the hills between Lower Hutt and Wainuiomata in the 80s. In those days I remember at least one big black scar on those hills at any given time. However, like roofs blowing off in every big storm, it seems like people have Taken Steps, and those steps have been successful in reducing the problem.

So it was a little weird to recognise the smoke from the Titahi Bay fire today from Haititai. What was more of a surprise, is finding out that Titahi Bay is actually east of my house. Not much east, but clearly not anywhere near the flavour of nor-west I'd been assuming for the last 20-30 years.

Posted by carla at February 21, 2010 07:15 PM
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