A small convoy, 3 vehicles with 14 people, just left Jamesburg for Tassajara. Another part of today's steady flow of returning students.
The phone rings. Myo, driving one of our Suburbans in this convoy, reports that a local resident has told them that the back-burn has jumped one of the lines and the fire service is turning people back. myo is going to drive on until someone stops him but it seems as if the fire really doesn't want to die.
Tim phones from the road-block on Carmel Valley Road to ask us to send down a list of people so that the Sheriff will let them pass. We're confused as quite a few people have got through already with this morning's list. 'We've already sent a list'. After a tense wait, the list emerges and they can at least get this far.
Update 17:20pm: Myo calls again from the ridge. After being stopped at the top of the hill, they waited for 40 minutes until the Head Guy arrived and told them, 'Sure. Give it a try.' So they did and are now on their way down the hill. Probably not in time for dinner, but...