Leaving Tamworth we headed off on the long and barren drive to Broken Hill, the landscape changing dramatically to outback scrub, dry heat, dust and very little shade.
We travelled through some very small townsite that are barely existing and really expect to see tumble weed heading down the road.
But in our true outback nature it had character and heart we were planning on staying is some of the free camp sites but really found none that were suitable because they had no shade or because the Goats had taken them over looking for shade and water and the odour of Goat was a little overwhelming. Driving in the cool car made more sense.
We stayed at Nyngan overnight having travelled through Coonabaran, Gilandra and Warren, the next day we passed through Cobar, Coomeratta and stop at Wangaratta CVP just out of Wilcannia where Rissole the very friendly Emu keeps us entertained whilst we set up pecking at everything even my diary which has very appealing dots on it for an Emu it would appear.
A short drive the next day has us in Broken Hill and a 40 degree day!!!!! After setting up it was lock down in the van with the air cond going mach one. The owner lets us know the camp kitchen air con was on so we slip in there for an hour and enjoy the big girl blow cool air.
The next day it was lovely in the low 30's so we headed out to Silverton where the original discovery of Silver was discovered and that led to the town of Broken Hill. We tried to check out the famous, sculptures and fauna park but it was closed, we didnt know until we drove out the 12kms and read the sign on the gate!!!! So off to Pro Hart and a very impressive display of his works, quite and incredibly talented man. We also got to the geological museum which has the beautiful Silver Tree which incredibly is a base for a bowl , the intrinct work is amazing.
As it was a Sunday the town was dead, which was a little surprising but we managed to find lunch at the Musician Club before heading home as the next day would see us leave another state and head into SA we are only 43kms from the border.
from the great outdoors
Alida and Mal