Little Topar Roadhouse to Menindee via Broken Hill
We enjoyed the morning drive to Broken Hill and went straight to the Visitors Centre, which has a Gloria Jeans Cafe. We were going to use their dump point, but after booking our caravan park at Minindee and confirming that it has a dump point we settled in to enjoy our morning tea at the cafe. I wrote yesterday’s blog using my iPad, just to make sure it got done whilst we were on good internet.
Then we drove down to Menindee, going directly to our caravan park without going into the town. Our plan is to drive there tomorrow to explore around. Today is very cold and wet – we arrived here just as a storm came in, and have been dodging showers to plug in and put on some washing. Our ‘lake’ is actually an artificial reservoir, although it is called a lake. We can see lots of bird life, they don’t mind the wind and rain. The pelican we saw looked particularly calm and happy.
We can order fish and chips from the caretakers, and they deliver it to our van, so will do that for tonight’s dinner. It feels rather strange to have 240v electricity. We have water connected as well, but it’s lake water and not suitable for drinking and can only be used for washing up, etc. There is drinking water available from rain water tanks, but we are also carrying a fair bit of drinking water and may not need to fill up here. We have booked for two nights, but could stay for three. We will also stay one night in Broken Hill to give us time to look around and perhaps see the movie Dunkirk Sunday night.
Apart from doing the washing we are relaxing and enjoying being snug in the van whilst it storms outside. The featured photo shows the Winnie – our villa by the lake.