Around Broken Hill

1st June 2021

Distance: 104Km
Fuel: 43L

The first order of business today was laundry, we were all running out of clean clothes so after a shower all the washing went into a machine and on the line – this park had plenty of hanging space.

Our first trip was to the Living Desert Sculptures. Two surprises, the first was “No Dogs”, the second was the $6 p/p entry fee to see eroded and worn out sculptures – the soft rock they were carved from has not worn well over the years and were unrecognisable  compared to their original form or even when I last visited them. Something else I can add to my “Do Not Bother Visiting Again” list.

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We then drove out to visit Silverton, the silver mining town about 20km outside Broken Hill, the kids particularly wanted to visit the Mad Max 2 museum there which was full of memorabilia from the movie. We drove round town (it is very small) before calling in at the Silverton Hotel for lunch.

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This was followed by a quick visit to the Miner’s Memorial on top of a massive slag heap overlooking the town.

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We returned to the Caravan Park just in time to get the washing off the line before a shower of rain hit.

Later I drove to get fuel for the much longer trip planned for tomorrow and pick up KFC for dinner.

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