Going underground

Trip Start Jan 30, 2010
Trip End Dec 01, 2010

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Flag of Australia  , South Australia,
Monday, February 8, 2010

Coober Pedy was our next stop after our night in the car. After checking out the available caravan parks, we selected the one with that very essential piece of infrastructure – a pool. We have found that the heat – and lack of shade – really wears you down, and to be able to cool off in a pool just makes things manageable. So, with a very welcome pool to escape the heat, and not having the luxury that many of the residents have – the ability to live underground – we pitched camp then went to explore the town of CP.

We visited the underground bookshop, an underground bar, a few underground churches, and also splashed out on a night in an underground hotel. Other highlights of CP were driving to see the visually stunning Breakaways mountains, which also took in a drive along the Dog Fence, [over 5000km long and built to keep dingoes from getting into sheep country]. A few comments about the Great Wall of China and keeping rabbits out were made, of course!

We also managed to visit an art gallery that doubles as a kangaroo refuge, where both Brigid and Imogen cradled orphan roos (and Alistair got a lesson in local Aboriginal art and almost ended up buying a canvas or two), and enjoyed a sundown visit to 'The Big Winch' [I have a feeling there will be a lot of ‘Big’ things featured in this blog]. The girls also tried their luck at noodling (looking for opal colour in the spoil left behind by the miners) with a little bit of success and purchased that very CP souvenir – opals.
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Kersti & Richard on

Loving reading your news! Expect you are receiving updates from Syd-der-ney on a regular basis - hot , hot, hot & very humid - oh joy average of 90% mmmm break out the Rexona!
Hope you enjoy our Smilebox - KB is away up the Coast this week, RB holding the fort. Looking forward to the next photos & news.
K, R & the furkids XXXX

Kirstin on

Wow. It sounds like you are having an awesome time. The girls look so happy and well. It's really great to hear from you. We seriously are missing you.
Love the Moores

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