Day 2 – Pooncarie to Tibooburra

DAY 2!!!

We started the just like the one before long and boring driving until while we were driving from Pooncarie to Menindee lakes we saw  a guy driving an commodore coming towards us. Dad slowed down to let him go past but the commodore started to fishtail and slammed into the edge post of a cattle grate right in front of us. :) It was quite funny but he stopped next to us so I tried not to laugh. Dad got out and helped make sure the car was ok and then we were back on our way.

After we calmed down from that we were back to driving long, straight roads. We stopped on top of a hill to get some photos of what the country side looked like. I took photos of the long straight road, some of the native flora and attempted a panorama (a series of photos joined together to make one big picture) but I failed.

The next town we came to was Menindee. This was one of the places famous explorers Bourke and Wills camped but today they grow lots of grapes there.  We then followed a good tarmac road to Broken Hill. This is where we had lunch. QUICK FACT: Broken Hill was the original of Australia’s huge mining company BHP (Broken Hill Proprietary)

After refueling we headed north to Milparika where we were going to camp at Depot Poole. This is the famous camp site of the explorer Charles Sturt.

The road north was a real mix of short tarmac sessions and gravel, some very rocky, some very corrugated and some soft and sandy.

When we got to Depot Poole all we found was a barren gibber plain so we decided to continue north to the next town called Tibooburra. We stayed at the caravan park. It was very comfortable because we had electricity J! Dad took me to the Tibooburra hotel for dinner we both had a chicken parma. It was DELICIOUS!
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