Thursday, August 05, 2010

Smokin'

The sky is overcast with smoke from the 400 or so fires that are burning in B.C.  There are a couple of major ones within a 50 klick radius of us.  That means a very red sun and a constant smell of smoke in the air.

When I went into town in the late afternoon I spotted the tail of a huge Martin Mars waterbomber that was moored for the night in Fraser lake:

It's not easy to see the scale of this huge plane.  The tip of the tail has to be at least 40 feet off the water.  It is going to be pretty busy for the next little while.  Until we get some rain.

1 comment:

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Reminds me of the years I spent in SD in the Black Hills. Forrest fires were a regular occasion and often due to tourist carelessness. People.