Coober Pedy to Port Augusta

Port Augusta Travel Blog

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Cabin
This leg of our trip was to be the longest we have travelled in any single day, a total of 535 kilometres. Since we had crossed into South Australia yesterday the speed limits are now 110 Kilometres per hour in most areas, but this seems really slow after travelling without speed restrictions for the last week or so while in the Northern Territory. As we stepped out of the room today it suddenly seemed cold and there was a wind ripping through the air and us. This wind followed us the whole trip and just seemed to get colder.

The road started out very boring but the landscape changed slowly which saved us from extreme boredom. During this part of our trip we actually travel through the Woomera prohibited area which is where a lot of ‘testing’ of ‘bombs’ happened back in the 50’s and 60’s, now part of it is used as a detention centre for illegal immigrants and refugees, how appropriate.

Emu
It is a dry and desolate countryside with barely any trees. We also managed to actually see some wild life on this part of the trip, which restored my faith in the Australian bush. At the beginning of the trip we saw a kangaroo and toward the middle we encountered six emus. Unfortunately we didn’t see any camels and we still don’t know what the elusive brolga looks like, maybe we’ll see him in a zoo, probably when we get to Holland.

As we arrived in Port Augusta the rain appeared and it stayed around the rest of the day and night. We went to do a bit of shopping and I cooked an easy meal for us. After dinner young Jordan wanted to show off and finally began to crawl, although it was slow, she found great delight in following us around the cabin and would sit up and giggle infectiously.

Flowering flowers
There will be no stopping her now and I’m sure she’ll be walking just as early as Reagan did at 9 & ½ months.

The next morning we had to find a doctor and get a sore on Reagan’s leg seen too, it seemed to have become infected. What started out as a mosquito bite had been scratched so much it had become a sore and Reagan was in a bit of pain. We didn’t look forward to a long wait in a doctors office, but the staff were very responsive and had us in to see the doctor after about half an hour wait at 9 am which we didn’t expect. A trip to the chemist followed to fill a script for antibiotics and we were on our way to Adelaide.

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Cabin
Cabin
Emu
Emu
Flowering flowers
Flowering flowers
Lake inlet
Lake inlet
Road sign
Road sign
Two Emus
Two Emus
Woomera Plains
Woomera Plains
Port Augusta
photo by: ice4swervin