I arrived at Dubbo Terminal at 11am, and had a moderately priced coffee and a boring sausage roll ($7.50). Boarding was at Gate 2 (the other gate is gate 1, which is in the same room and dumps you onto the same tarmac)
It was a good flight down in the little Dash 8, made even better by having an empty seat nest to me, which was nice. Those little fluffy clouds are very pretty from above but incredibly bumpy to fly through as the plane descended. The plane came in from the North, and I got a photo of a bridge with some sort of cultural building behind it, and a business district with some tall buildings on the edge of a lake or big river or harbour or something.
So I am now at Gate 7, having wandered all over Terminal 3 and eaten a ridiculously priced chicken wrap and cappuccino ($13.75). Nothing eventful so far, except that my Dr Grordort's Satchel with its metal ray-gun badge caused some consternation at the x-ray.
The flight to Brisbane is in 30 minutes. I'd like to use the Qantas lounge, which is a very civilized way of coping with airports, but at $800 to join +$440 per year it's a little expensive. In the meantime I shall occupy myself by watching the fans on a 767 windmill in the breeze.