|The view from the top of our Street|
Broken HIll, population of 20, 000 people has a certain laid back vibe. The township and houses are mostly all still very original. It still feels like a pioneering town. Old tin miners cottages, with no nasty 1970's reno job done. But that is for another post.
On route here we met a fabulous couple who are Coppas. They used to live in Cobar. They commented that Broken Hill is a good place to start working out west as it has a BIG W. The woman related that when in Cobar every few months a group of her girlfriends would attach the trailer to the Prado and drive 3 hours to Dubbo and load up with Big W purchases. Growing up in Sydney she was a DJ's girl. But Big W here certainly is the centre of the outback, shopping wise.
I would have to say the town is very friendly, and feels very safe. I love the big wide open streets. The characters coming in from the outstations. And the customer service in the shops is really heart warming.
Work has been great. Very busy but it makes me feel worthwhile. Adjusting to working full-time though has been hard and at times I have felt so fatigued. Marty and Che have been troopers. Now I think we are full swing. Would have to say though really yearning for a later wake up call then 4am. One day....
I am going to sign off with some pictures of Silverton. 25 Km west of Broken Hill. There has been a lot of rain here so it is very green now around these parts.
Very much hoping to touch base with dear friends soon. I have missed you.