Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Coober Pedy to Marla

Today's journey was really a day just to get from A to B. There certainly wasn't much to see along the drive. But what there was to see we stopped at. The mounds of dirt from the Opal Mines went on for quite a while after leaving Coober Pedy, a lot further afield than I had imagined.
Next stop was for a driver change at Pootnouri Rest Area. Nothing just a lot of open space and a lot of rubbish either people had left behind or had blown out of the bins.
Our next stop was at Cadney Station for a bite to eat. We both had Egg and Bacon Toasted Sandwiches and I must say they were the best I have ever had. Our next stop was our destination for the night Marla. This stop was developed as a truck stop and grown from that. It is really only one building but it is actually quite a nice caravan park, clean toilets and showers, Pool, Restaurant and Pub, small supermarket and a little shop that sells Aboriginal paintings and artefacts.  But I think I got most excited about seeing nice green grass again. Didn't realise I had missed it!!
Also for my readers I took a photo of a map of Australia and highlighted in bright pink our journey so far.  I will show this map every now and then. 


  1. Davine I love that you bought a map and are marking your trails! For some reason the name Marla rings a bell, I'm wondering if I've been there or if I have only heard of it. Are you near the APY Lands?

    I'm enjoying your journey on this end, thanks for sharing it with us!

    Have a wonderful day,

  2. You've covered A LOT of territory!
    Safe travels, jj

  3. Darlene I am not reallynear the APY Lands they are south west from where I am. You would have seen Marla for sure.

  4. Thanks Joanna, yes we have done a few kms, but we will slow down a bit once we reach Darwin.


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