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Sandra Scott took a desert change after a lifetime of farming Life on the Land

    • Society & Culture

Sandra Scott isn't your average retiree. The 81-year-old co-owns Australia's most isolated pub - the Mt Dare Hotel - alongside her husband, Graham.

The pair threw in the farming game seven years ago, after 45-years on the land in Victoria. Instead of putting their feet up, the dynamic duo decided on a desert change - and have never looked back. Sandy says moving to the hotel - which is on the Western edge of the Simpson Desert in South Australia, just 10km south of the Northern Territory border - is the best thing they've ever done.

When they're not serving ice cold beers to or what Sandy calls "the best coffee in hundreds of kilometres" to travellers, Sandy and Graham are the first responders to those who've come a cropper in the desert - rescuing intrepid adventurers who find their vehicles are no match for the Aussie outback.

Sandra Scott isn't your average retiree. The 81-year-old co-owns Australia's most isolated pub - the Mt Dare Hotel - alongside her husband, Graham.

The pair threw in the farming game seven years ago, after 45-years on the land in Victoria. Instead of putting their feet up, the dynamic duo decided on a desert change - and have never looked back. Sandy says moving to the hotel - which is on the Western edge of the Simpson Desert in South Australia, just 10km south of the Northern Territory border - is the best thing they've ever done.

When they're not serving ice cold beers to or what Sandy calls "the best coffee in hundreds of kilometres" to travellers, Sandy and Graham are the first responders to those who've come a cropper in the desert - rescuing intrepid adventurers who find their vehicles are no match for the Aussie outback.

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