Earlier this afternoon, I heard a loud noise coming from the airport and something flying directly over my house. Looked out the door and saw smoke everywhere. Checked out website fires Tasmania and saw one had started near Sandford about 10 minute drive away from me. Can see the helicopters water bombing in front of the flames.
Being retired, I can now attend some lunchtime talks. Today was about scrimshaw and I took along a pair of whale teeth my father had been given by his foster father who was a friend of his mother. We don’t know the history of the teeth but they might have been handed down from my great great grandfather who was a whaler in the 1870′s and 1880′s.