Weather: 31c, sunny. Saturday 14th
Nice drive from Kulgera to Coober Pedy arriving at about noon – here is Sharon driving!!
Our next port of call was the Old Timers opal mine, We saw a demonstration of the ‘blower’ used to remove debris from the mines – kind of like a huge vacuum cleaner, then had a wander round the mines. Again, it was amazing to what people went through to earn a living and/or to ‘strike it rich’. We learned that opals come in many colors . . . . and a pair of silver star shaped opal earring might have fell into my shopping basket!
We were just leaving the mine when I spied a leaflet for a Kangaroo Orphanage in Coober Pedy – and you could feed the ‘roos. Hell yes, book me in! I should explain here that whenever we go to any country shows and they have the small farm animals for
the little kiddies um, everyone to feed and touch, I'm in there. We arrived for their 5.30pm feeding . . . . if that my hand that these cuties are munching from? You betcha :)
The funny thing was, if my hand was too far away, they used their little paws to pull my hand so that they could get the food! All these cuties have been orphaned - mostly due to their mothers being victims of roadkill.
And then they brought out the baby:
I am sure one would fit in my hand luggage . . .