Central Australia Adventure June 2012, day 18

Wednesday, Jul 04, 2012 at 21:24

D-Max Dave

Central Australia Adventure June 2012, day 184/07/12

Easy drive this morning from Curtain Springs to Marla, staying at the Marla Travelers Rest, it seems nice, grassed sites, powers and unpowered, and nice clean toilets and showers, a powered site setting you back $31.00 for a family of four.

We arrived at 1500hrs and there were only a couple of other on the grounds, now 1630hrs and it's filling up fast, worth getting in early I think, especially if you want power, we decided on a powered site tonight after a couple of very cold nights, tonight we will have the little heater on.

We had intended on a breakfast stop at the Ebineezer roadhouse, which is on the Lassiter hwy between Curtain Springs and the Stuart Hwy, unfortunately it had shut down for business, Erldunda roadhouse was our second option, it is on the hwy.

Stopped there for coffee and a very unhealthy breakfast/lunch then on our way, next stop the SA border for the mandatory border photo's.

Settling in now for pre dinner drinks and nibbles and maybe a ##%#**%% port (see photo), easy dinner then apparently there is a football game on ?, which the wife and kids want to listen to (no tv), I'll be sitting back relaxing and thinking about where we are going next.

As we drove today we discussed what our favorite places have been, it was very hard, as everywhere has had its great aspects, some places have been great for the scenery, others for the accommodation, others because of the people we met there, and others because they were just so relaxing. If I was forced to choose I guess, Ormiston Gorge would have to be high on the list, but the Rock itself was awesome, and having climbed it really helped me to appreciate the magnitude, and beauty of it, it's very hard to decide.

Have now booked our accommodation for next two nights, we will stay at Riba's caravan park in Coober Pedy, we heard from some people that had just come from there that it was good, it has a it's own opal mine and takes tours in the mine.

Looking forward to seeing Coober Pedy.


Dave T
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