Posts Tagged ‘Coober Pedy’


Today was ‘fun type 2’ – it was not fun at the time, but, makes for a good story, and is fun after the event. Today was a slog through the mud and soft sand. Lots of walking the bike, lots of taking off the luggage and carrying everything across the deepest mud.

Stranded motorbike

Stranded motorbike

We passed two abandoned motor bikes. Unlike on the APY Lands, these bikes will be collected later. They couldn’t get any further because of the mud and were rescued. We heard about them yesterday at the tourist information. The ground has hardened somewhat, but, it was still very tough.

Stranded motorbike

Stranded motorbike

The road nearer to William Creek is meant to be better. Maybe we can make it tomorrow. I’m sure there’s still a lot of mud before that. ☺


Today I passed 40000km proper, and to celebrate we ate a LOT of Violet Crumbles – used to write 40000.

40000 km in Violet Crumbles

40000 km in Violet Crumbles

40000km on the road

40000km on the road

We also met a young British girl who is cycling from Sydney to Darwin. It was nice to share some time with another cyclist. We also spent some time seeing the sights of Coober Pedy before considering our best options for the next leg of the trip. Tomorrow it is off to Willam Creek. We hope to see Alex and Alaine there too.

Underground church in Coober Pedy

Underground church in Coober Pedy