The Underground Motel
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... and tried out the local bakery, and had Belgian waffles with a coffee. We went up to 'The Winch' lookout to see the city from the lookout but there were two lookouts and a little chinamen came out and tried to hustle us into his shop to buy opals. The town has many opal shops and one must be careful when buying opals. So tomorrow we are off to ...
... sifting through rocks looking for opals) and putting rocks into the vacuum blower. He also let us keep some rocks with little bits of opal in them that we found. After lunch we went to the shops and bought some opal gifts ( some opal earrings for me when I get my ears pierced) and then looked at some of the underground buildings, they have restaurants, hotels and churches that are built into the ground. ...
... to the Big Winch lookout and the Old Timers Mine, we did not bother with a self guided tour of the mine, what I was looking for was some opal rock for Jake and found two nice ones for $5 each which was good as I would not have paid anymore. John selected a lovely sculpture of a lizard for the fern garden so we bought that as well. It was off to the Bug Winch lookout which I had not ...
... in the direction but the building was not obvious. I also noticed dust everywhere, and at the time of evening there was quite a bit of movement by indigenous folk so i headed back. The next day i realised there wasn't a problem as the town is a dry area (no alcohol allowed). You can buy but take it elsewhere.
The caravan park was great with near new facilities and a great camp kitchen so getting food prepared was easy. Sleep came easy and in the morning it was obvious it ...
... took a deep breath and took the right one. Now i was heading into completely new territory and was more than a bit excited.
First stop was just a few hundred metres out of town at the Arid Lands National Park. It was actually very nicely presented with a boardwalk to encourage walking amongst the plants, and explanatory panels along the walkway. For an arid land display, it was quite lush.
My destination for the day was to be Coober Pedy so i didn't stay too long ...