Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fires ....

we were suppose to go camping today and tomorrow at Plaskett Creek..... Plaskett Creek is in the southern part of big sur. where the red arrow is. see #68 on the map? That is Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. They have closed everything north of there. I live to the west.....we have had smoke covering our sky for days now. These fires were started by lightening. They are huge fires and still not contained. One is 30-square-mile blaze that is still only three-percent contained, another is a 92 square mile blaze that is two thirds contained. They are predicting more electrical storms now (with a hope of rain).... as of last night we thought we would still drive to Plaskett... as of this morning it is most doubtful :( The smoke alone would be unbearable.

The first time I physically met my husband ( ) it was in Big Sur... I am feeling very sad about these fires... it is one of the most beautiful places on earth, as far as i am concerned and it holds many many memories... in fact, i want my ashes to be spread in big sur.... that's how much i love big sur....


  1. How frightening. To see the landscape being eaten up by flames. Hope its soon calmed.

  2. Oh, how awful! And, that heat! Sigh... we're probably going to keep seeing things like this as the climate changes, but that doesn't make it any better. Hope the weather breaks soon and that the fire gets under control!

  3. Hi Rache! I've been thinking about you for days. Big Sur is heaven on earth and to see what's happening up your way is devastating. Stay safe, sending love and if I could..lots of water.
    (You can always head down this way if the smoke gets too thick)
    Love ya!!

  4. thanx for all the well wishes everyone. we are all safe here...the smoke is awful... but no flames. i ache for big sur tho... it is awful.

    myra... i'd love to head down there but now Goleta has a huge fire going on the Big Sur coastline and we'd have to go thru that to get to you :(

  5. Do you know if it reached Nepenthe?

  6. i dont think so.... here is the site ive been using to follow this: