Australia Day 26 – Entering South Australia

Today ended our time in Uluru.


We quickly packed up and headed back onto the road. Our destination was to be the state of South Australia.


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This landscape, like the rest, is vast. Big. Goes on forever.

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My sister, Barb had shared this video with me.  One from “Great Big Story”, about a town in South Australia where a large portion of it was built underground, blasted into the rock.  I quickly looked it up on the map and saw it was right on our path!

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The town is Coper Purdy and they mine Opal, but more on that later.

Our hotel of choice was, of course, The Underground Hotel.

Built into the side of a hill, it couldn’t have been more perfect.  Only 6 rooms or so and we were number 5 staying the night.

With us were a family similar to ours with two young children, a couple visiting aging parents and a fellow who drives a Google Street View car. (BTW he drives at normal speed even when the camera is running, I asked)


Sharyn was wonderful enough to offer and take our picture – a rare occurrence.

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Dan and I are busy working while the kids are sleeping.

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