Along the River Darling, Australia
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11-09-2012, 02:08 AM
Joined: Dec 2005
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
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.
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