We are driving 8 hours to the next closest 'city' on Friday. I never thought I'd be excited about a weekend in Dubbo. Fucking Dubbo. The first time I've left Broken Hill since arriving in April.

@trregeagle Come on - you're making these names up. I mean I checked Broken Hill and it exists but 'Dubbo'.

@trregeagle I wonder if 'Dubbo' was originally named 'Dubbington' but the Aussies thought that was too long and shortened it.

@andyc @mjd We got as far as a Motel in Cobar. All the pubs were full or just wouldn't let us in, so dinner was cheese and bread in our room. Watching the local TV channel the advert breaks say a lot about life out here. Public health ads informing us of syphilis and scabies prevention, another one about caring for husband's with Post Traumatic Stress. They seem to have dropped the Disorder part of PTSD, I guess it's just normal round here. Then one about buying bags for homeless people to sleep in, to 'restore their dignity'. The horrors being addressed in every ad break are relentless. Now it's a child struggling to breath.... This is like a modern day Australian Scarfolk on steroids. #wakeinfright
@andyc @mjd Home again, back in the remote safety of Broken Hill. Dubbo seemed like a seething metropolis.

@trregeagle @mjd Phew - that's a weight off my mind. Back to normality.

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