We are on our way into Blayney, a busy town of some 3000 people. It's only a half hour drive from the cities of Bathurst and Orange.
This is a town that doesn't depend entirely on the rural community with its drought/flood cycle of miseries, though it's located in gorgeous and fertile country. Nor does it depend on age and decay to attract tourists to gawk at its past, though it's an 1850s gold town.
Over the next few days I will use Blayney to explore the things that can make a country town prosper.