Trip 9 – Migrating north to warmer climes

A short post today to confirm, mainly for our loved ones, that we’ve safely made it to Alice Springs, some 1430kms away.  As per our previous trip post, we decided to take the safe route south to Port Augusta and then north up the Sturt Hwy to Coober Pedy for last night, and then out to Alice Springs today.

Both drives were relatively long and uneventful but even though the terrain is sparse, there are some beautiful spots along the way.

Last nights dinner was pizza from Johns Pizza in Coober Pedy which once again was fantastic (we’ve been there before).  Their “Coat of Arms” pizza which has both Emu and Kangaroo on it, is fantastic!

An early start this morning saw us driving through thick fog, almost ‘pea soup’ in some places, until about 11am, at about the time we reached the SA/NT state border.  We’re now safely at Alice Springs, have finished tea and we’re about to go see the Strawberry and Pancake Man who frequents the caravan park here during the winter months.

Tomorrow it’s of to Gemtree for a week of relaxing, fossicking and exploring.  We may not have much/any Internet out there so this may be the last trip post for a while.

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