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Bon courage, Aussie pilgrims...

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lovingkindness

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
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Dear Aussie pilgrims,
I am thinking of you constantly from across the waves….
The bushfires in Australia are talked about every day here, where I am in France. We see the videos and images and worry for you. We worry for the wildlife, too. You are not forgotten. Some of you may be coping with évacuations and the loss of your homes, loss of life, of animals or lifestock, communities and much more. I hope this is not so...

Bon courage!
Lovingkindness

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kazrobbo

Tassie Kaz
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
CP(2015)
St Olavs Way Norway(2016)
88 Temples Japan(2017)
PWC & VF(2019)
Israel (2020)
Dear Aussie pilgrims,
I am thinking of you constantly from across the waves….
The bushfires in Australia are talked about every day here, where I am in France. We see the videos and images and worry for you. We worry for the wildlife, too. You are not forgotten. Some of you may be coping with évacuations and the loss of your homes, loss of life, of animals or lifestock, communities and much more. I hope this is not so...

Bon courage!
Lovingkindness

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Thank you @lovingkindness...the thoughts, wishes and prayers from around the world are appreciated...they do make a difference.
We've escaped the worst of it here in Tassie but I have family (incl my elderly parents) on the mainland who were caught in the middle of the NSW fires. My parents spent a week in an evacuation camp & other relatives were trapped by fast moving fire & had no choice but to defend their home.
Fortunately for my family, their homes were spared. Thousands of others were not so lucky & are suffering greater losses. And the impact on our beautiful, unique & precious wildlife is just devastating.
Fires are part of life in the harsh Australian (& in other countries) summer. You can be assured we will get through this..but the road to recovery will be long for so many. The fire season is still far from over...then lives, homes & livelihoods can begin rebuilding.
Sempre avanti...& thank you
🇦🇺 🦘 🐨 ❤
 
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longwayhome

Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJpdP to Santiago ( Sept-Oct 2018)
Thank you so much. I have been so heartened by the love and donations from all around the world to our families, our fire fighters and our amazing wildlife. Fires to the north and fires to the south, so depending which way the wind blows, we sweat or we breathe here in the middle of two fire grounds, surrounded daily by thick smoke . I am unable to walk in any of my special places as most of them are now burned or still burning. But I have a home. We love our Firies!! When you support us Aussie pilgrims with thoughts and energy we can support those around us that little bit more . xxx
 

Mima1965

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte/Primitivo/Frances (2021)
Dear Aussie pilgrims,
I am thinking of you constantly from across the waves….
The bushfires in Australia are talked about every day here, where I am in France. We see the videos and images and worry for you. We worry for the wildlife, too. You are not forgotten. Some of you may be coping with évacuations and the loss of your homes, loss of life, of animals or lifestock, communities and much more. I hope this is not so...

Bon courage!
Lovingkindness

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Well said Lovingkidness. It is very real for us here in New Zealand. Last week we had orange skies followed by grey skies in the middle of a summer afternoon. Our thoughts and hearts re with you
Dear Aussie pilgrims,
I am thinking of you constantly from across the waves….
The bushfires in Australia are talked about every day here, where I am in France. We see the videos and images and worry for you. We worry for the wildlife, too. You are not forgotten. Some of you may be coping with évacuations and the loss of your homes, loss of life, of animals or lifestock, communities and much more. I hope this is not so...

Bon courage!
Lovingkindness

View attachment 68474
Well said Lovingkindness! The scale of the problem is very real for us here in New Zealand
Thank you @lovingkindness...the thoughts, wishes and prayers from around the world are appreciated...they do make a difference.
We've escaped the worst of it here in Tassie but I have family (incl my elderly parents) on the mainland who were caught in the middle of the NSW fires. My parents spent a week in an evacuation camp & other relatives were trapped by fast moving fire & had no choice but to defend their home.
Fortunately for my family, their homes were spared. Thousands of others were not so lucky & are suffering greater losses. And the impact on our beautiful, unique & precious wildlife is just devastating.
Fires are part of life in the harsh Australian (& in other countries) summer. You can be assured we will get through this..but the road to recovery will be long for so many. The fire season is still far from over...then lives, homes & livelihoods can begin rebuilding.
Sempre avanti...& thank you
🇦🇺 🦘 🐨 ❤
Dear Aussie pilgrims,
I am thinking of you constantly from across the waves….
The bushfires in Australia are talked about every day here, where I am in France. We see the videos and images and worry for you. We worry for the wildlife, too. You are not forgotten. Some of you may be coping with évacuations and the loss of your homes, loss of life, of animals or lifestock, communities and much more. I hope this is not so...

Bon courage!
Lovingkindness

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Well said Lovingkindness! The scale of the problem is very real also for us in New Zealand. Although 1,300 miles across the ocean last weekend we had the unprecedented experience of driving with lights on an early summer afternoon. It really puts into perspective the global scale of the situation.
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6 days ago
Australian wildfires are turning the New Zealand sky an apocalyptic orange. The giant plume of smoke made its way across the Tasman Sea, spawned by the rampaging Australian wildfires and borne on a quick jet of westerly winds. ... Bands of incoming smoke caused eerie sunsets and turnedsnow on its mountains coffee brown.6 days ago
Australian wildfire smoke turns New Zealand sky orange - The ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com › weather › 2020/01/05 › australia-wildfire

Our troops, firefighters and volunteers are a drop in the ocean but praying the international effort and community is united to help. With you everyday Aussies. Love from NZ
 

gerardcarey

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CFx2, CPx1
I do remember living in Wellington, New Zealand, in the 1960s.
For days, smoke from Aussie bush fires bathed the surrounding hills and I well remember ash settling on the footpath as a walked to my bus stop one morning.
So, the smoke is not a new thing, but perhaps the severity of the fires is.
Regards
Gerard
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
@lovingkindness, thank you for this post that channels what we are all thinking and feeling.
It is heartbreaking, the loss of life of all kinds.

My thoughts are with all of you...praying all is well for you and yours. . .and for rain, or at least a relatively cool southerly.
 

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