Some places we've been and some places we're going.

It was another cold start and the annexe was quite wet as we packed up, there had been a steady stream of people leaving since before dawn. We were not sure how things would pan out for us because 3 people were arrested in Coober Pedy last night after flying illegally into SA. We completed the necessary declarations online and had them saved on the laptop but we crossed the border without being stopped and are now checked into the Kulgera Roadhouse Caravan Park.

We wanted to arrive as early as possible so only made a couple of quick stops, one at Cadney Park where Alex had his version of a “Truckies Breakfast”, DimSim, Spring Roll and Iced Coffee. Listening to conversations on the CB radio can be fun, we enjoyed this little snippet:


“There’s more dead cars on the road than dead kangaroos”

“Yeah, you’re roight!”

In the middle of nowhere Madam GPS also warned us that we were approaching a railway crossing, it was lucky for us we were on a flyover because a freight train was underneath us.

Things are getting tricky, I’ve phoned all the Caravan Parks in Alice and no one has a spot for tomorrow, the people at Stuart’s Well don’t take bookings because people don’t turn up so we’ll try to arrive early and give that a go.

A fellow camper, a Victorian, pulled in beside us here and asked us about the border because NT has shut the border to Victorians, he was worried they’d be put into quarantine so has now left the campsite and they are making a run for SA. He told us that Darwin is shut. I think we’ll need to keep checking the situation but the internet connection is very flighty.

Comments on: "Coober Pedy to Kulgera – Day 8" (4)

  1. I’m reading this avidly as we’ve just been through similar situations coming up to Qld from Vic. Safe travels.

  2. As usual Sue, great photos. We are wondering how you are going, as we believe NT is lockdowned for five days! SA has closed it’s borders to most states and territories except Tasmania. Good luck. Hope you can stay somewhere warm.

    • We’re fine thanks Cindy, Fergus is currently eating two big slices of bacon a fan has just given him! The talk is all about border closures etc but we’re perfectly comfortable the way things are going for us.

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