I know the trees are lovely – and there’s nothing quite like the smell of rain on eucalyptus or the beauty of the wildflowers in spring – but there is NO WAY I would live full time in the forest.
Dwellingup, the Hills, nup. No way.
Yes I love our family’s bush house in Dunsborough – but I don’t feel so vulnerable there for some reason. It’s so close to the edge of the bush I guess – and I don’t live there full-time. As a holiday home it is terrific. And I could spend a few days camping at Dwellingup. I have and I could again. But I couldn’t live there.
Yesterday a teacher died when her car rolled as she was trying to flee the Toodyay fire. Ironic that she was working in the area we have a shortage in, with school going back – make that 201 teachers we need.
But do we count her death as a road fatality or a fire related fatality? I guess in the end, it doesn’t matter to her family. Simply a tragedy.
So no, we won’t be selling up and moving to the hills any time soon.