With red dirt images like these, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in the north west of Western Australia. This is
central outback NSW, heading to Cobar, a town renowned for its copper, lead, silver, zinc, gold mining.

This was my first stop after a ride of five hundred and seventy kilometres, probably a bit far for my first full day on the new ride.
I was still getting used to riding with a sidecar. But the motel at Cobar was very comfortable, the meal at the restaurant great,
and the long hot shower was the first of many that I would use along the way to ease my aching muscles.