Rain at Yulara

We expected heat in Australia’s Red Desert, and we got it – but we also got rain. In fact, the area has had record amounts of rainfall in the last four years, and was looking far greener than we expected. There was a brief, intense rainstorm the afternoon of January 1st, with rain on the tin roof reminding me powerfully of the Indian monsoons. Video cannot convey the smell of rain on red dirt, which is nothing at all like a monsoon rain in the Himalayas!

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