There has been a bit more rain this month, only small amounts so far, but the station is looking green and lush.
|2nd day in March at Essex Downs|
|Day 6 Pretty wet at Essex Downs|
We have been happily passing the time taking it easy still. The weather has had another change and on the 6th we had a good down pour, making the place pretty soggy as this picture shows and we are in for some more rain yet.
|Day 9 Massive Storm front but no rain|
at Essex Downs
3 days later a massive storm front went around us, didn't bring any more rain at this stage but it was very impressive to see, thunder and lightening. I took this photo with the cloths line in the way but it still looks awesome.
|Must have been the original|
homestead at Essex - Whens dinner
We have had good rain for the land holders in the outback with about 200 mm since the beginning of the year, combine that with the rain late last year and the grass is looking good. All that is needed at Essex Downs now is some stock to eat it. The owners are hoping to get that organized as soon as they can.
|Departing Essex Downs|
|Lake Fred Triton - Richmond|
Richmond is a friendly little town, has all that is required, 2 pubs, 2 supermarkets, butcher, cafe, hardware, etc, etc.
The locals are a nice bunch and the view from our camp site is great looking over the lake.
|Moon-rise over Lake Fred Triton - Richmond|
|Flinders river at Richmond|
This photo is at what is called the "Flinders river top crossing". the water is flowing steadily west, very muddy as yet. The bridge that I took this from was probably - maybe 10 metres? - under water when it was in full flood.
We will be heading east when we are ready to leave Richmond.
No plan - No timetable - No hurry!! Life is great.