Up early as I want to be on the road by 8, in the end we away at 8:15. As with yesterday the roads are interesting with the van on.Continue reading “Day 133 – Hill End to Home”
A nice easy drive today. We navigate the back route from Dubbo through to just before Mudgee and then divert towards Hill End. I think I recall going there as a kid, but I can’t remember much of it.Continue reading “Day 132 – Ballimore to Hill End”
We have a late getaway, Cobar looks a little busier now on a Monday morning.
Through Nyngan, and of course we stop at the Big Bogan. Unbelievably, Nyngan does not appear to have a bakery. It would have been a good early lunch stop, we check google maps and there is one in the next town of Trangie, 90km further east, an early lunch just became a late one.Continue reading “Day 131 – Cobar to Ballimore”
A big driving day today, about 450km. We’re away by 8:30. We’re not far out of town and the land is just totally flat in every direction.
We finally get our 30min back as we cross back into east coast time zone. While it make senses, I can’t say I ever really knew Broken Hill was on SA time.Continue reading “Day 130 – Broken Hill to Cobar”
Today seems a lot cooler. It might only get to 40, and that seems a blessing.
We’ve planned to go out to Silverton today, a small town about 25km from Broken Hill. It was founded before Broken Hill when they found silver out here. Short story, silver ran out pretty quickly, but that mine down the road did pretty well.Continue reading “Day 129 – Broken Hill – Silverton Visit”
We arrive at the RFDS base at the Broken Hill airport, I must say, the signage to the place could have been better. Although there are a few cars in the car park, it would seem we are the first visitors here.Continue reading “Day 128 – Broken Hill – Day 2”
It’s another hot morning, although today there is very little cloud cover, so it will seem hotter still.
We packup and drive down to Steamtown for the tour, it’s pretty clear we’re going to have the tour to ourselves. Given we are early we do some of the free exploring of the train shed that you would normally do at the end of the tour.Read more
Pack up and drive back to Port Pirie to replace all the food that we think might be sus.
We find that Port Augusta has had the 2nd highest temperature in the WORLD yesterday. Only second to some other S.A. town (Tarcoola). It will be another day in the low 40’s, although today is overcast so while very warm we don’t have the baking sun.
There seems to be a hell of a lot of ports in this place. We pack up and leave the van park.
There is this “Attraction” at the local visitors centre in Port Augusta. It’s called the “tunnel of time”. Part museum, part AV display. Some people we know might call it “big history”, trying to tell the story of this region from Gondwana though to current times in a walk of a few hundred metres.Continue reading “Day 125 – Port Augusta to Port Broughton”
The suns up and light is coming onto the van a little earlier than I would have liked. The waves have been noisier here than at many of the other beach camps we’ve been in. Not an unpleasant sound, but somewhat unexpected.Continue reading “Day 124 – Port Gibbon to Port Augusta”