Storage can be an issue if you travel and in the past we have used plastic tubs to keep all our camping gear, clothes, food and other items organised. But now we are ready to have a storage system in our car! After hours of internet surfing to get ideas we finally came to the conclusion that there was only one option for us, Drifta!
Just over 3 months to go before we start our 7,5 week road trip from Melbourne, Victoria to Perth, Western Australia. We want you to help us in creating this amazing trip and request you to tell us what we should see and do.
Roof Top Tents (RTT) are often kept on top of vehicles and there is a good reason for doing this. These tents weight usually in access of 40 kg, and you don’t want to lift this on and off the car too often. Our RTT is a beauty, but she is heavy (61 kg) and there is no way we can lift this on top of the canopy of our ute, even if we wanted to.
Why is our car called Barbabright? Well every famous car has a name,think about KITT, Herbie, General Lee or De Lorean to name a few. Our car is not famous, but hey we think he is pretty awesome, so he had to have a name. Barbabright: Famous in the early 70’s, he is blue and a scientist. Yes, we are showing our age and indeed we are both scientists, wait until we shout out “Clickety click, Barba-trick!” and we morph into a different shape….
That is what you will see when you visit Silverton, but there is more!
We love this little mining town, in fact the last time we did visit was less than five years ago, in October 2011.
Silverton is located 25 km North-West of Broken Hill and used to have a thriving Silver mine. This little mining town had in 1890, during the peak of mining business, a population of 3000, nowadays this town is often called a ghost town with a population around 50.