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We are touring again and heading east.   I'm surprised at how the dry bushland gives way to big sky farming country.  We are entering grain and cotton growing areas.


  1. Rather flat looking scrub country there.

    1. It is quite flat … lots and lots of crops. Until the mountains pop out of the plains … see the next shot.

  2. Is this up near where thgey want to doze the Shenua mine?

    1. Yes in the general area - a bit south of here. We pass thru the Liverpool Plains on the way home.


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