In a country with a myriad of climate zones planning to avoid the worst of the weather can be difficult.
When we travel we try to avoid the coldest weather but sometimes that can be difficult when on our way home south through New South Wales and Victoria to Melbourne in late winter or early spring.
The thought of bushfires sends shivers down my spine. Last September while we were complaining of the icy temperatures that we were experiencing in Gippsland, friends were racing home to avoid bushfires on the NSW south coast, not all that far away from us. We also don’t want to be caught in the north during the wet (Cyclone) season when 300mm of rain in a day is not uncommon, let alone the cyclones themselves.
Travelling in summer in Victoria, NSW, SA and Tasmania is glorious but it means that one must be constantly aware of the likelihood and speed of bushfires. You can see it is a crazy balancing act.