Ayers Rock, NT YAYE – Coober Pedy YCBP
This morning, we headed first form our hotel to the Ayers Rock and
around this majestic rock formation. Once we arrived at the parking
people normally starting their climb to the Rock, we found out that the
route was closed, apparently due to high winds at the top. Really no
us, as Manfred has climbed numerous times before and also Rolf
some time ago already. We visited the Aboriginal Tourist Visitor Centre
drove on in westerly direction to the Olgas, another interesting
Just after lunch, we got on our way to Coober Pedy and as expected, the
was again clear sky and unlimited visibility over the endless desert.
This flight was
uneventful, as we like it, with our replacement artificial horizon and
working as they should.
Approaching today’s destination, we noticed countless large, small and
Opal mines all over the place.
After our landing, we did refuel our plane and were then kindly driven
Underground Hotel, the Experience Comfort Inn (an old Opal mine), right
What an experience for us two, to sleep and eat underground and were
absolutely lovely hosts there.
Before calling it the day, we went out for a digestive walk through the
downtown of Coober Pedy.
In the morning as we went walking through the interesting mining town,
again we took lots
of photographs and video.
At the new Visitor’s centre, Rolf spent some time to catch up with his
received and had to send.
This was indeed a very worthwhile and interesting short stop in an