Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Coober Pedy 8 – 13 June 2006

On Friday we rested after our trip and checked the motorhome and 4WD. On Saturday we went to see Max (a friend of Alberts), who is an opal cutter. He cut and polished a few opals for us and told us about the rip-offs that people use to cheat tourists – they are very ingenious! Perhaps the worst was the triplets made from a photo of opal!
Still hanging around and catching up on washing and going to interesting places. A drive around always uncovers something new. We have been to see the three under ground churches that are extraordinary. The Serbian Church was very large and impressive with its high ceilings and statues carved out off the walls.
Peter had a full on mad moment and has washed half the motor home by bucket and polished that section. His rationale is he may not see water again until it rains in Melbourne next year! Though to the surprise of the locals, it rained on Friday night and we awoke to a pea soup fog. Nothing is quite as it seems. Set off on Wednesday morning for Alice Springs.


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