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Published: August 20th 2010
Day 3 saw us departing the eerie township of Woomera for Marla.
I say eerie because it is a town full of houses with not many of them being used, Dorm type of buildings boarded up but the whole place is spotless.
They used to launch and test all types of military planes, missiles and rockets from here. It is still run by the army, AUS & USA and there are still a lot of restricted areas (127 million sq acres), Tracey believes there are massive conspiracy's going on here, so do i!
On the way to Marla we stopped in at the Opal mining town of Coober Pedy, dusty & ugly! and thats just the locals!!!!
We saw two of our Indigenous friends having a Barney! The woman hit the bloke with a nice left hander, this was out the front of the supermarket in the main street, gotta love locals putting on a display for the tourists.
We went into an underground home, dug out by Faye Naylor in the 50's. She was one of the first woman here in Coober Pedy and dug out her own home and Opal shop which is in the main street. The house was pretty awesome, if you need a shelf you just dig one out.
The new owners guided us thru and told of the history of the place for $5ea we learnt a lot.
After another great steak sanga from the roadhouse we headed for Marla.
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