Australia 2010

A circumnavigation (with risks).

Nearly Outback?

Broken Hill is a small town (Population around 20,000) on the edge of the "outback". We spent two days there enjoying its relaxed laid-back atmosphere. (Temperature around 35°C.)

The town's fortune is based on mining and mining is still the heart of the town, both physically and metaphorically

That's the best restaurant in town on top the mine waste! On the outskirts of the town is one of the headquarters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. According to our tour guide the RFDS provides medical services to 80% of Australia (that is 80% of the area of Australia, perhaps 1% of the population.). Apparently "grey nomads" (that's me) are an increasing proportion of their patients.