LIFE IMITATES ART
I could hardly believe my eyes, when reading AG 146 on our return from two months wandering this great country of ours. We are fortunate to be able to reach out-of-theway places in our 4WD motorhome and meet wonderful people. One was the barmaid at the William Creek Hotel who enthused about seeing Marree Man (page 14) for the first time when she took a flight over the area from William Creek, a general aviation hub now in the harsh landscape north-west of Marree. The magazine also featured the Painted Desert (page 106), which we saw at sunrise after camping overnight at Arckaringa Station. We breakfasted near those glorious hills, with the colours framed in the window of the motorhome.
And finally, the Silo Art Trail (left) of western Victoria (page 26), which had been on our list of ‘must-dos’ during our two months away, and proved well worth the journey. A bonus on our way home through NSW was the fairly new mural on the silos at Weethalle. There was even familiarity with the short article on page 110 about the Blinman–Arkaroola Road. It was described by the writer as “rarely travelled” and when we chatted to a ranger in the Blinman bakery, after we had completed the drive there from Arkaroola, he agreed that the road is a “bit bony”. And that’s an understatement! AG is doing a great job in bringing those stories and images to people who are not able to go wandering like us. Thank you.