has been a bit of a blur with an unexpected whirlwind trip to the delights of mildura for a project committee meeting. mildura, for non-victorians, is a regional town up in the furtherest north western corner of the state, in the area known as the mallee. famous for oranges, dried fruit and dust storms and it also has the largest Aboriginal community in the state - the reason for my visit.
it is a sunny, dry place with huge skies and stunning landscapes which mesmerised me as i flew in
(btw these photos were taken through a plane window with my phone so are a bit dodgy but give you the impression)
mildura is usually such a sunny dry place that i was more than bemused to be woken at 5.30 am by the sound of monsoon type rain. i went for a walk when it calmed down a bit and saw the murray river (one of the major rivers of Australia) through rain spattered glasses and in a completely different light.