By Mono

We started in Leonora and the gold was slow in coming so after a quick chat around the campfire we decided to head north.

Stopping in Sandstone on a Section 20A we’d applied for a month earlier, we set about making camp and settling in. Later that day we started swinging but the detectors fell silent. Not even a bit of junk.

Next morning the skies looked threatening but we didn’t let that stop us as we were determined to find gold.

Most of the day was spent walking slowly, listening intently and failing dismally. With nothing to show for our efforts the icing on the cake was when the skies let loose. For the rest of the day and the next, and the next, and for five full days, it rained non-stop. Enough was enough and we got out while we still could and headed further north.

We’d planned to take the back road to Meekatharra but it was closed so we took the tar to Magnet and Cue, then up to Meeka.

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