I interrupt my usual obsession with food to show you the dust storm that blanketed south-eastern Australia yesterday. Strong winds lifted dust from the central deserts and carried it to the coastal regions, in a once in a life-time serious dust storm. It covered Sydney in the morning, stopping flights and ferries. By lunch time it had made its way to Mt Tambourine, where Mr Brisvegan and I were finishing a short holiday. Here are some images:
This is the road ahead of our car:
A shot of the sun, directly overhead:
The high tension power lines leading away from the road. You can barely see the next tower, which was less than 100 metres away:
We drove back to Brisbane through the dust storm. It was like driving in fog. Visibility was less than 50 metres.
The dust blanketed south-east Queensland for the rest of the day. Everything was an eerie ochre twilight. However, the air was mostly clear today.
While this was rather dramatic, there was little lasting damage for most people. The wind may have damaged a few trees (not near us, thank goodness). However, some people suffered respiratory distress, which can be dangerous for asthmatics. I hope all the east Australian bloggers, readers and their loved ones are OK.