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28 May 2007 – Cobar to Broken Hill

We had another comfortable night however the temperature was several degrees higher than Parkes.  Just prior to leaving, we noted an apparent change in the weather from previous days with the sky full of dark cloud to the west.  We departed at 8.00am and also noted a significant change in the terrain.  The land became very flat but still showed the results of recent rain with green everywhere.

We followed two vehicles for over 1 hour from a distance of about2 kilometres. It was obvious they had cruise control set at 93klms per hour as the distance never changed. We were listening to them on the two-way radio and heard a comment about a rest stop. We pulled into the same stop and meet two couples who were undertaking a 6 month trip. One couple lived at Illawong, the other at Jervis Bay. They were on their way to White Cliffs. We saw them again an hour or so later at a roadhouse where we stopped to buy some flavoured milk.

We passed quickly through Wilcannia stopping only for a photograph of the Darling River.

We drove all day on roads that were so straight that the road disappeared into the distance. You could see other vehicles several minutes before they passed you. Everybody waived as they passed. Just before arriving at Broken Hill, we ate the remainder of our fruit at the site were you voluntary placed fruit into a bin. The signs warned of fines if caught with imported fruit.
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After checking in to the caravan park, we decided to head towards Silverton as the weather forecast for Tuesday was not favourable. The road to Silverton was very narrow and full of dips that carry water during times of rain. We left the main road at 2.30pm (clocks back 30 minutes in Broken Hill) and headed towards Daydream Mine to take the last tour of the day at 3.30pm. The road into the mine site was gravel but the motor-home handled it very well. At the mine we went underground to a depth of about 120 feet to level 3 of the 4 levels of the old mine. This was quiet an experience as we were issued with hard hats and lights.

After leaving the mine, we continued to Silverton and had a drink in the local hotel.  One of the town’s major claim to fame is that it was the site for the filming of “Mad Max 2” and several other high profile movies.  We left Silverton as the sun set and returned to Broken Hill.

Tea consisted of sausages, coleslaw and salad.

After leaving the mine, we continued to Silverton and had a drink in the local hotel. One of the town’s major claim to fame is that it was the site for the filming of “Mad Max 2” and several other high profile movies.We left Silverton as the sun set and returned to Broken Hill.

Tea consisted of sausages, coleslaw and salad.

 

 

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