I’ve been evacuated since Thursday evening & staying at my friend’s house just behind the camera, in southeast Redding. It’s been a harrowing few days as the fire has doubled every night to it’s current 80k acres. There are 5 confirmed deaths, 500 confirmed structures burned, & it’s currently at 5% containment. So far my house has been spared, & I hope it stays that way, not because the stuff matters, but, honestly, for the ease of transition back to “normal life.” .
It’s been a rough few days, to say the least. So many I know have lost homes & been displaced. None of us know what will happen next: where this fire will spread to or if it will be contained, how long this will last, & those of us that have remained in the Redding area are just waiting, watching, praying, & doing what we can to help, when we ourselves are not in danger. .
The air is thick, on so many levels. I’m feeling thankful for so many & so much as the few moments of reprieve come bringing rest & time to catch our breaths. .
Behind me is the big daddy of water helicopters (compare it to the semi-truck!!!) & the new home for the large chopper “air-traffic control center.” This may be one of the safest places in Redding, so I’m glad for that, even if it brings 13 ginormous, earth-shaking machines to the neighborhood. 🚁
I leave Wednesday for a 2-week trip to Ohio where I’ll be hanging with family & friends & teaching some SUP Yoga classes with @alohasupoh . The timing feels perfect. I’m going to need a break from this thick smoke, heat, & massive uncertainty. Plus, the time on the water will be healing.... I could use a little some of that right about now... if you’re in #Ohio & want to join me on the water next weekend, click the link in my bio & go to Special Events. A friendly face & a hug, doing my favorite thing, would be really nice 🤗 🏄🏼♀️ 💞
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