I know I am the only one on this site, on this side of the planet. There are always bushfires/widfires in the summer but this year is a doozy. The smell of smoke almost everyday is getting wearing. The Cudlee Creek fires were only a few miles away and are now out. (Lots of folk burnt out in my favourite riding areas) Half of Kangaroo Island is burnt out and the fire continues. This morning warnings on the radio to keep your house closed up and set the air conditioning in your car to recycle as the smoke from Kangaroo Island is coming across. Sydney has been the most air polluted city on the planet for the last month. Asthmatics warned to stay inside. A whole lot of the east coast is burnt and many people homeless because of the fires. If you know of a charity group looking for where to donate money they could do worse than give money herehttps://www.mycause.com.au/events/qld_nsw_bushfire_appeal Last year has been the worst drought on record and many farmers selling off their breeding stock as they cant afford to feed them. It will be two or three years before the farmers can build up stock again. If you are planning an overseas holiday consider Australia as the tourism dollars would be welcome. BUT, we will get over it as we always have.