May 11, 2010
Jul 04, 2010
We had to hit the road early to make Coober Pedy before Bill's telephone interview at 1:00pm! We left by about 7:00am and headed north we drove past the roadhouse on the way back to the main road & where most of "caravan city" seemed to be just starting to stir. We had a quick fuel stop at Glendambo which is the only town between Woomera (Pimba roadhouse) & Coober Pedy had a game of tiggy then continued on our way. The landscape was again changing all the way first scrubby & red dirt then low level trees & less red then what looked like an asphalt car-park in disrepair with weeds growing through. There was a major landmark of an emergency phone & maybe 2 or so rest stops other than that NOTHING!! Passed a few road-trains heading South which rocked us about a bit but finally arrived safe & sound in Coober Pedy at 11:15ish. We checked out the 3 caravan parks and decided on the Stuart Range Family Park because it was a little out of town (after seeing a few of the locals thought it might be a bit safer!) Coober Pedy?
! What can you say? Clearly they don’t like tourists. After Bill had his 90 MINUTE
Ph interview we headed into town starting with the information centre! Logical decision you would think? NOT! when we asked about heading out to William Creek we were told the information desk was unattended today & she worked in local council!! So in my very best sarcastic tone I suggested perhaps Fridays were a day not to visit the area her reply being No Fridays normally OK just not this Friday!!!!! ! Ahhhh feeling better after venting! Coober Pedy…. We visited an Opal Mine but didn’t go on the tour as Liam was frightened witless so went for a drive after getting some tourist info from the friendly lady at the mine. We went to an underground Church & a tour of the backstreets where a “local” was trying very hard to walk in a straight line but was having a few issues! Thought it might be best to stay on the Main St so as to avoid running over any “Local folk” and headed for the supermarket. First glance looked a little like it was closed down but it was open just trading a little lighter with most with basic toiletries/panadol etc locked in a cupboard at the front counter! We then topped up fuel (149.9 now for diesel) & headed back to camp did 3rd load of washing (what holiday?!) & got PIZZA for dinner from caravan park get better than Italian caravan park owners who make Pizza! Now sit & enjoy serenity! Quiet & clear night…off to bed now early start to get out to William Creek can’t wait!..... Mad Mackay Mob