This morning had us up before daylight to head the 875km back to Adelaide. The town was already stirring as workers, heading off to the mining camps 75km down the road were stopped at the service center buying petrol and food. That’s all you seem to do out here is buy petrol. You never go past a petrol station because the next stop will be 200km away. At least it wasn’t the dearest diesel we have come across but it would sure put a dent in anyone’s pocket who lives out here.
On the occasions we have left before dawn we have sighted more kangaroo’s on the road than at dusk. This was no exception, a large kangaroo was in the middle of the road literally eye to eye with us and there was no way he was moving. Playing chicken with them is not on the cards, even with a bull bar they make a mess that you have to wash off. Another tip Vicki and Rick told us, is not to run over their carcase as their bones can puncture a tyre quite easily.
The sunrise from the plains was no less spectacular than high on the hills, and as the sun came up to greet us, it was hard not to ponder on where and what we would see next. Going through all the photos of the places we have seen in the last year brings back so many memories and feelings. Places we want to go back to visit again but know there is so much more to see of this wonderful country.
Each of us took turns to drive while the other slept. Our minds replaying the wonders of Coober Pedy.