Wednesday 5th October 2011, Longreach.
We have finally seen rain for the first time for most of this year, at least since we left Melbourne in February. It came with a smell we haven’t experienced for a long time as it was accompanied by a thunderstorm, and the smell storm had almost been forgotten.
Now in Longreach, about 170K from Winton, and will be here for a few days only. We hadn’t intended stopping here but a few things needed doing that had to be here, shopping for eg is a lot cheaper here. Linda is at present in town having her retail therapy, a bit better here than Winton. I have decided too that I should have a look on the net more often for caravan parks we are going to because as I was checking the prices for this park I found they had a special of three days for the price of two so this would be better than the Top Tourist discount, if I qualified anyway as our membership has expired.