The painted hills, worst of the outback and Coober Pedy

Baby kangaroo sucking his thumb

Baby kangaroo sucking his thumb

Picking for opals

Picking for opals

Sleeping underground is wonderful. No light, no sound :)

Sleeping underground is wonderful. No light, no sound 🙂

Underground kitchen

Underground kitchen

Living underground in Coober Pedy

Living underground in Coober Pedy

Our room underground where the temp is always 26 degrees. VERY comfy!

Our room underground where the temp is always 26 degrees. VERY comfy!

Yep

Yep

Welcome to Coober Pedy, opal mining town

Welcome to Coober Pedy, opal mining town

This guy didn't have a bus load of tourists to dig  him out.

This guy didn’t have a bus load of tourists to dig him out.

Painted hills two towers

Painted hills two towers

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Feb: 12

The painted hills, worst of the outback and Coober Pedy

Well that was a pretty miserable night. I don’t think I’ve ever sweated so much. Apparently both of Trevor’s generators went down due to overload and the heat. Poor guy was up most of the night trying to fix at least one so we’d have water for showers.

A few of us met Taylia who took us on a flight over the painted hills in the 7 seater plane. She told us she’d never seen the flies so bad and the heat is unprecedented even for William’s Creek. They’re praying for rain. Apparently we have now experienced the worst of the outback. Yay! That’s what we came for isn’t it?

What a gorgeous flight!! We got to see just how vast the middle of Australia is and the varying landscapes in the desert including the beautiful painted hills.

On the road again we stopped to continue with our silly movie at an abandoned truck and then continued on to Coober Pedy, an opal mining town. No wifi again. Apparently everything’s closed for summer. Our room is pretty neat. It’s underground and is constantly 26 degrees which is WONDERFUL when it’s pushing 40 outdoors. After searching for wifi I went and had a COLD shower which was awesome and made me feel human again.

We enjoyed a very informative tour of an opal mine and underground home, went to see an art studio and pet some kangaroos, then pizza dinner and chill for the evening. It’s still REALLY hot and the flies extremely annoying.

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