Last week we ran away for the afternoon, with our farmer friend Helen. She and hubby have a property about 20k away, in the Beetaloo Valley; she had to go and check the sheep troughs, and we went along to keep her company. It was a hot day, but we were in the air-conditioned 4WD, and there was plenty of time to catch up on news and gossip and laughter. Helen works such long hours that it's hard to spend time with her, so it was the perfect solution.
agisted here over the summer.
It would have been a hard place to live, but beautiful in winter when the hills are covered in green grass, and that spring nearby would have been literally a life-saver. Our early settlers were amazing people.