We flew out, but after an hour a message came through that we would not be able to land at Leigh Creek where we were heading. When we returned to the airport the storm was approaching and it was very windy and cold.
Flying out it got dimmer...
and dimmer; it was very rough, windy and rainy and the Commander had a hard time and we too! We plunged and shook, but our experienced pilot brought as back safely.
There was nothing around than pink dust, no view any more to anywhere. The storm was bad up there and when the message came that we could not land we had to turn back to Bourke. For us it is not not any more "The Back O'Bourke" it is now "Back TO Bourke"!
The beautiful pink flowering Eucalyptus trees were in flower along the streets in Bourke.
The next day was still very windy so we decided to stay one more night in Bourke.