“I’m a bit dismayed by some of the headlines in the press about, you know, ‘Island burns’,” she said.
“In actual fact there really is a small percentage of the island that has been on fire.”
“Can I assure people who are looking to come to Kangaroo Island in the future, or who have holidays booked, we are still as beautiful as ever.”
What is most unfortunate is the death of the 22yo young man out near Vivionne Bay. I truly send my condolences to his family and friends on the Island. It is always sad whenever someone is unable to escape the danger of fire.
To read up-to-date information about the Fires on Kangaroo Island, the ABC have tagged all their web-stories according to location: kingscote-5223. There’s even a mapping service to find Kangaroo Island. Certainly a great way to help viewers find stories about both local and specific areas around Australia.
Not a Small Island
Those who have visited Kangaroo Island will know that you CANNOT walk around it in a day. Well, that was the first thing I asked ten years ago when I first visited!
It’s also the most amazing place for landscape, macro and rural-scene photography. I’ve shot many thousands of different photographs across the Island — and I plan to return for many more!
Fire’s No Longer Burning
I wrote this post early this week, but only got around to posting it tonight. My family on Kangaroo Island rang earlier this evening to say the fire’s are all under control. We are revisiting in late January … so I expect to go for a long drive to see the extent of the fires. Hopefully by that time the regrowth will have started.