6/24/00: Up early and thoroughly cleaned the camper for our upcoming trip. Breakfast at our dugout. Stopped to say goodbye to Piet and Barbara at the “Opal Cutter”. Filled up with petrol at the Ampol Station and out of town by 9:30. Heading for Adelaide 845 km away. Sounds like a long way, but its only 507 miles…only?
Our plans are the next few days to head down the Fleurieu Peninsula to Cape Jervis. Then catch the ferry to Kangaroo Island spending a day on a bus tour letting someone else do the driving. Then head back up to Adelaide for the flights home.
We are glad to be done with buying opal from the miners for this trip…we begin our homeward journey. The stressful part is over!
Road trip uneventful. Very easy to get sleepy. Shortly after Glendambo, we pulled over and took a 1 hr nap.
Stopped at a rest area near Lake Hart. Hiked down to the lake and saw huge salt mounds beside a railroad track…noted that the ties on the track are cement instead of wood. Spent the night at the Shoreline Caravan Park in Port Augusta, located at the head of Spencer Gulf. Supper in the camper, played cribbage (Darlene won) and read books. Again we looked at our opal purchases…second guessing our decisions.