Friday, November 26, 2021

Escape in the Winnie (travel is back) Part 1 of a few lol

Well more than 2 weeks since I blogged don't think anyone has noticed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
I have not read any blogs either.........
But our dinner the night before we hit the road on van trip
Yes crispy Pork and roast veg
"Warning lots of pics"

Bikes were loaded
And can tell you we never rode them
They just came along for the ride 🀣

Ready to head off 

Woody so happy to go somewhere 

And yes rain and rain along windy road 

We stopped at a pub for lunch in Yea Grand Central Hotel 
They were so glad to have customers back
Paul enjoyed Rissoles 

I was very happy with crispy Wings 

We stopped just over the Victorian Border into NSW 
Rich river golf club camping area 1 night 
Been here a lot 

Paul enjoyed Steak 

I enjoyed Eye Fillet kebabs 

Woody enjoyed relaxing in our van 5th Wheeler 

On the road we went feeling happy 

Straight roads going forever

And some rain 

We stopped in a town called Wentworth and literally stayed night in a carpark 

Enjoyed another meal out
Me Oysters Kilpatrick

Paul Schnitzel 
Another pub happy to have vaxxed patrons

Proof allowed to stay lol

Only us and 1 other van 

On we went with Woody in his prime position 

Stopped for lunch 
Heating our already cooked food from freezer

Parked safely here off the busy highway 

So much more road travelling πŸ˜‚

And Red dirt in the outback and Emu zoom in 
We did a full on road trip in Oz 2019 and we know Red dirt well πŸ˜‚ Have a look at this 🀣

Anyway if you zoom in you will see Emu just casually waking on roadside 
Plenty of goats seen too

Made it to our first destination 
Broken Hill never been here before info if like 
Priscilla Queen of desert filmed here πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒ

Anyway we booked a few nights at a van park at local racecourse 

Plenty of room
Us unpowered due to mother station of solar panels and lithium batteries πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

Many others on powered sites but plenty of room

Short walk to the amenities 

Good and clean and covid safe measures in place 

We mostly use our shower so no bugs for us lol

Looking over from a camp kitchen area 

With fire pit 

Troughs and water available 

Proof we do eat in often
Stocked fridge 

And packed freezer 

Managed to snap part of a rainbow 

Had a walk on the Red dirt lol

Dinner was precooked Chicken thigh and fried veg 

Later this Bus parked for the night.....2 x 2 couples with ladies driving 2 extra cars 

Next morning brewing my cup of tea the horses came past 
Training each morning we enjoyed watching 

We went on a tourist drive to check the Mundi Mundi lookout
Was impressive but does not look it in pics πŸ˜‚

Motorbike in the view lol

Back in the car to check another township 
Silverton famous for Silver mining 

Quaint little town and due to covid many places shut 

This Mad Max 2 would open again end of November lol

Neat studio with Camel poking out also closed 

We had a good walk around the whole town 

Great museum we enjoyed

Hopefully if zoom you can read

Looking back to the main part of town 

Yep Mad Max display shut 

On the way back we stopped at the Ambush site of 1915 a picnic train was fired on by 2 Turkish soldiers
Have a read 

Part of train 

And behind that carriage was this bright police car πŸ€ πŸ˜€

Anyway back in Broken Hill took a snap of hotel in Priscilla movie 

We enjoyed lunch at The Demo Club
Me Prawns 

Paul yummy Nachos 

Up at lookout with that seat to make you feel like a child it now has chain around it

My bro inlaw sat here a few years ago 

Walking to the memorial with lookout 

So many poppies in memory for them

Amazing view of this mining town 

Holiday selfie 

Yep shut just before we arrived πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Looking back to the lookout memorial 

I enjoyed Smoked Salmon and cucumber salad Don't remember what Paul had no pic
Well hope this did not bore you if you made it to here πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 
A few more trip post catchups over the next few days
May you all be well and keeping safe
Everything opened up here so lets wish us all worldwide good luck 

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