Kulgera to Coober Pedy
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There wasn’t much to see on this part of the trip but after our first kangaroo spot for a while we were keen to see more. But we didn’t! The further south we got the less trees we saw and then when we got close to Coober Pedy all we could see was piles of white dirt.
Our accommodation is in fact an underground motel, built into the side of a hill. The walls are literally rock which has been drilled out and then the inner walls and floor added, quite interesting. The town itself isn’t much, it looks like a ramshackle of a place with corrugated iron fences and dull streets. We had lunch in an underground café which was interesting and Trish went shopping for opals in the afternoon.
I’m sure there is more to see here, but we didn’t find it in our time here, maybe tomorrow will be more interesting.
PS. I had my third brush with death for the trip this morning, while not quite in the category of the other two.
1. Was the brown snake I almost stood on at Cape Hillsborough.
2. Was a faulty jug blowing up as I touched it in Mt Isa
3. I felt a rock in my shoe, upon investigation it was actually a rusty nail which had gone through my shoe and almost into my foot. Whilst not quiet as life threatening, it could have been, one millimetre either way and it may have drawn blood!