Monday, May 4, 2009

Our Flight over Lake Eyre

Underground Houses in Coober Pedy

The Terrain

Lake Eyre

Stuart Range Caravan Park (we are in the right hand corner)

Bill & myself Russell, John & Carol in front of the plane

Inside the William Creek Hotel

The William Creek Hotel

We left Coober Pedy today and traveled 246km to Marla. We stopped briefly at Cagney Homestead Roadhouse about half way for lunch. The photos enclosed are from our flight over Lake Eyre, Anna Creek and into William Creek and back. I had a hard time deciding on the photos as we took about 100. Lake Eyre is a dry salt lake that occasionally floods and it was here that Sir Donald Campbell once set the world land speed record of 645km/h in a jet powered car. The best way to get to there is by air or 4 wheel drive when the road is accessible. Coober Pedy reaches temperatures of over 47degrees so a lot of the houses are built underground for coolness although there are some now above the ground. Tomorrow we will be travelling North again and should cross the border into the Northern Territory we intend to stop at Kings Canyon overnight

Talk again soon

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