Isolated Schools' Project 1999
My first impressions of Birdsville started to form even before I arrived in the small outback town. I spent the weeks leading up to my adventure out to Birdsville watching the nightly weather reports on television ... 37°C. 38°C, 40°C. Where was I going, the desert? Oh, that's right I am! Nervous as I was about boarding a plane that seemed to me no bigger than a large car, I was informed that my flight was delayed due to engine troubles ... definitely not a confidence booster. This plane was replaced by another, hopefully without 'engine troubles' and just my luck; it was smaller than the first! I warily boarded the eight-seater plane at the Brisbane airport, wondering whether this was going to be the end of the road for me or whether I would actually make it to the end of the western dirt road to Birdsville.
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