Two days' journey.To go back home, I decide to take a slightly longer road via Broken Hill out of sheer curiosity, because I've never been there before. As I leave Melrose, the scenery is still familiar (I've been a few times to this part of South Australia), but after I cross the NSW border, it's all new to me.
See the dust devil?
And yet it's there!
O for Outback.
I'll never say no to some red dirt.
It's soooooo hot, though.After a very long drive, I find a place to camp near Warren, just off the main road. It's still very hot... and now it's also humid, which makes the evening feel positively tropical, which isn't a good thing at all. No battery, no fridge, no good scenery around, and no good sleep for the second night straight... probably the lowest point of my entire journey. Maybe tomorrow will bring something interesting?
Approaching the Blue Mountains.
It's getting more and more civilised with each passing mile.What can I say? Even despite the electrical griefs on my way back, these 22 days were quite spectacular for the most part – and if you read the entire thing and saw all the photos, I hope you agree. The awning tent and the mobile signal booster are definitely major improvements of my touring setup; and, what's more importantly, I can work in that kind of environment, too – which means that now I can go out farther and stay there for longer, without worrying about getting back home by due date, as long as the mobile signal is there. Something to look forward to, isn't it? So watch this space for more stories and photos: I'm pretty sure that there will be many, many more to follow in the months and years to come.