I have a new appreciation for the beauty of our small local airport - or more precisely, the rural setting of the airport.
Our regional airport is ten minutes drive from the edge of town. It was dark when we left home at 5:30am this morning, however it wasn't long until the sky was lightening in the east. Only two planes were on the tarmac, one had engines covered to protect from the near frosty predawn air.
The other was being prepared for a journey to Sydney.
Only yesterday Miss E (22) returned to Sydney for studies, an eight hour drive with friends. Today it was Miss N's(16) turn to make this journey - she was provided with a ticket to fly to attend three days of intensive cricket training at the SCG.
Miss G (16) and little Miss E watched as the plane disappeared into the distance with promises of a beautiful (yet slightly lonesome) winter's day ahead. There are certainly benefits to living in a country town, one which is large enough to even have its own little airport.
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