Louth on the Darling

On any given weekend of the year, you could blink and miss the tiny town of Louth, on the Darling River in western New South Wales.  But on a particular Saturday in early August every year, things hot up.

You will by now be familiar with the strong tradition of an Australian outback race meeting, and the enthusiasm with which country and city people support these ... colourful ... events . They're usually marked by a particularly thirsty brand of enthusiasm which has for decades meant the difference between mere stories and legends once the final filly has cleared the post, the dust has settled and the final keg been drained.

The beating heart of Louth must be Shindy's Inn, where you will enjoy the laid back hospitality of a character-filled outback pub on the tranquil banks of the Darling River. Call in anytime, and you can even stay the night in one of their cabins on the property.  The airstrip is a 10 minute walk - all too easy.

Read more  - here's my original story as published in Australian Flying Magazine.