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Coober Pedy here we come

Sunday 22 March 2009
AustraliaFlyingAir SafariRed Centre Tour

On to our next stop: Coober Pedy. This place is all about opals. But first we need to get there and thus we need to fuel up and say goodbye to Birdsville.

As you may have heart there were some flooding and rain problems in Australia some time ago. Today we will see the results as we will see water in rivers and lakes that most of the times are dry. Just look at the pictures and see what I mean.

We landed at William Creek to take on some fuel and have some lunch. This is our first landing on a dirt strip or in this case: a gravel strip. Not all that exciting, but you will need to be careful not to damage the plane by rocks that are blown against it. This is a place in the middle of nowhere.

After all that, it was time to move on to our destination: Coober Pedy. And look at the fabulous terminal building they have here ;-)

As stated before this place is all about opals and therefore mining. And there are some great diggers here (or at least they used to be here), since our hotel room is actually a cave in a hill. So the views are a bit poor, but there is no need for an air conditioner, since the temperature in the room is a nice 23 degrees.

It was a nice flying day again and we finalized it with the best dinner so far. This hotel has a really nice restaurant.

Here you can find all the pictures of today: 2009 Australia AirSafari Day 5

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