Friday, April 15, 2011

Tossing a coin to see which direction we'd take

With the luxury of more time we plan a detour to explore the opal mining
centres of Lightning Ridge, Yowah and Quilpie -- on our way back home to Mitchell.

From Gilgandra, we had a choice: west to Bourke or north to Lightning Ridge. Half an hour before departure we decided on the Lightning Ridge route, mainly because we like Lightning Ridge and its intrigue. It was, however, almost a matter of tossing a coin to see in which direction we'd travel.

The country through which we've travelled today is a picture of plenty, after years of drought and then flooding rains. The cattle look content and in excellent condition.

At present I'm in the middle of a gripping Victoria Holt novel which is a trap because I don't want to do anything else but find out what happens! What an amazing plot and characters. It's a long time since I've read one of her novels and it's great holiday reading..

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