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Old 11-09-2012, 01:08 AM   #12
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After a quiet restful night, thank god there is a good thing that gray nomads do is go to bed early

we regrouped for a tour of the local attractions, White Cliffs being an old Opal mining town.



We also found the "other" available accommodation



The local lookout



The mines in the area are numerous, but now mainly all deserted



We were fortunate it was an open house day for some of the residents and visitors could see what a "DugOut" underground home looked like. We picked this one for no apparent reason and knew from the sign we were in for a treat



Jock was definitely a true rogue in every sense of the word. The local tourist office told us, a gold coin was all that was needed.

Jock said his house was "special" ......................... he was in it and $5 bucks was needed to benefit from his expertise.

Worth every penny if you ask me







He told us his good woman had left him many years before and we could see why















Our only other escape if we so chose



After spending a very enjoyable 30minutes listening to his many stories true or not we hit the road west





Regrouping occasionally to share experiences





Eventually reaching the end of "the long dirt road"



Before the boring ride into Broken Hill to some very comfortable lodgings for the night and parting ways the next morning and home.



Me back across the river Murray to the big smoke .



A very enjoyable adventure with great mates & many laughs.

cya again soon I hope.

Cheers

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