It was about 4 hours from Woomera to Coober Pedy so it was nothing compared to our first couple of drives. But when there is absolutely nothing between 100 kilometres of each other, it really makes the drive seem like it is taking forever. You might see a kangaroo if you’re lucky, but most of the time it is just emus.
There was this railway line that just followed the road all the way to Alice Springs. We never saw a train on it once.
Coober Pedy is very dusty and it is a proper outback town. It is also the Opal capital of the world. We were staying at one of the smaller hotels in Coober Pedy. But in general, Coober Pedy is really small. It is really hot and there are these dogs that just wander around the streets all day. Half of them look like dingoes.
The place we had dinner at reminded me of one of those hotels you see in the wild west movies or something like that. The meals were huge but they weren’t too bad at all.