Ex­plor­ing the road less trav­elled

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

Back Roads: Light­ning Ridge, ABC, Mon­day at 8.30pm

SEA­SON four of Back Roads takes view­ers to more of Aus­tralia’s most in­ter­est­ing com­mu­ni­ties. These are towns full of authen­tic char­ac­ters, grit and good hu­mour.

With so many won­der­ful places to visit, award-win­ning jour­nal­ist Heather Ewart (pic­tured) is helped out by guest pre­sen­ters Felic­ity Urquart, singer and pre­sen­ter of ABC Ra­dio’s Satur­day Night Coun­try, ABC News Chan­nel’s Joe O’Brien, and foodie and farmer Paul West.

Felic­ity, Joe and Paul will un­cover more re­silient com­mu­ni­ties de­fined by their strength and hu­mil­ity.

The peo­ple fea­tured are as awe-in­spir­ing as the land­scape that sur­rounds them.

This week, Heather’s head­ing to the out­back town of Light­ing Ridge in NSW, a place of dream­ers and drifters, lured there by the black opals.

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