We had planned to stop at a rest area before getting to Broken hill but didn't find anything suitable so continued on and stopped at the first caravan park we saw. As it was dog friendly I looked for Chris and Nick and sure enough they were a few rows across from us.
On our first excursion back into Menindee we came across Pat who we knew from Lake Dunn. She was out walking her dogs and doing some bird spotting. On our trip into Menindee we just got the paper and a few groceries.
Since we had arrived ar the lakes the weather had slowly improved and after a couple of days it was really quite nice and we explored the area , checking out all the lakes and weir and went up to Cosy hollow where a local guy told us some of the history of the area. We also did more exploring around Menindee township and found an old rail/ road bridge over the Darling and the old pub.
Where we were camped was just down from Burke and Wills base camp so we often had people driving into the area to check out this piece of history.
|Lynn with a different steam tractor that had been "walked" from Melbourne|
The woolshed was quite interesting and seemed to be in better condittion than the Yanga one ( see relavant blog). but although the equipment was in better condition the story boards weren't as good.
|Timber jinker note the wooden wheels<><> >>|