The Underground Motel
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... mines that the guide had personally excavated). The holes are now dug with heavy equipment, but when an opal vein is found, it is extracted the old fashioned way with a pick. We also saw the "scenic" part of Coober Pedy, a badlands area called the "Breakaways". We also saw another offbeat feature, a "dog fence" that stretches for 3000 miles across three Australian states to keep the dingos out of the sheep raising area in the south ...
... missed them. Susan,who was managing the camp was very friendly. It was a hot evening and we decided to let her cook us a meal we could enjoy in the cool dining room. We had a lovely evening chatting with a couple from Adelaide and a man permanently travelling in his motor home. We swapped yarns and travel stories over delicious lamb chops and vegies. Next morning we saw a beautiful sunrise and set off for Port ...
... which is still there for us to view. This tour provides a background on old methods of mining as well as mining today. We also wander through a home that was lived in until the 1970’s.
We also visit Faye’s underground home which is still lived in today and includes a swimming pool! The owner shows us around his home with pride as well as sharing the story of Fay and her two girlfriends who actually dug out the house, all by hand in the early 1960’s. There ...
... have a 9-10 hours drive before we get to Uluru, the actual centre-ish of Australia. Yesterday we were told to stock up on snacks & drinks again, a minimum 12 litres of water for our 3 hikes as 'when we get to the middle of the outback prices will triple'. At least today's drive is mostly on real roads rather than the dirt track roads of the last few days which has seriously dinted the bus. Saying that I think it partly has something to do with Josh's ...
... via the Moon Plains, which is like a lunar landscape and we stopped at the famous Dingo Fence. It runs 5300 km through South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland. Our next stop was at the underground Serbian Orthodox Church. It is a beautiful place of worship with choir loft, stained glass windows and many wood carvings. The last stop was an underground bar for an aperitif. It as a great afternoon had by ...