After leaving Silverton we rode to Broken Hill and sorted out an issue with a leaking valve in my front tyre. From there we rode to Menindee for lunch and fuel and then headed out around the back of Lake Menindee and Lake Cawndilla. This closed road behind Lake Cawndilla hasn’t been maintained for years but is a ball tearer on a big trail bike. Unfortunately it was so hot through this section we didn’t stop for photos.
A shady spot behind the lakes
After passing by the Menindee Lakes we were never too far from the Darling as we headed south towards Pooncarie.
We headed on south and parked out the front of the Pooncarie pub at 2pm looking for some lunch. On arrival we were amused the noise of the bikes didn't wake up the guy asleep at the tables out the front . ACDC Back in Black was blasting out the windows of the pub as we walked in. Inside a bloke and his missus were totally shitfaced playing 8-ball and commanding the juke box. We learnt the guy out the front had been with them on a bender since 6pm the night before. They were all truck drivers in the black sand mines apparently.
Anyway, they weren’t serving meals so we grabbed a beer and continued on our way soon after.