Ken and Sheena - Living the Dream! travel blog

 

Anna Creek Station - the largest station in the world - size...

 

Inside the William Creek Hotel - our lunch time stop

The Ghan railway line passed through here

This phone cost 1.5 million dollars to install - now I know...

Rocket from those fired from Woomera and space debris

 

 

 

This is what the Oodnatta Track looks like - all 600 kms...

I guess this phone box was the cheaper version

This was a station for the old Ghan railway line.

All along the track we often came across section of the old...

..... or this one. A huge part of our history that still...

The Oodnadatta Pub - did you notice that it is pink??

And to celebrate pink we have a choice of merchandise in this...


Mon 8.45am – outside the Underground Bookstore. Peter the mailman gave us all the low down on the big trip. We are off – over 600 kms of unsealed road, taking the Royal Mail to outback stations around Coober Pedy, Williams Creek and Oodnadatta. Well this guy never stopped talking – he was a mine of information, mostly about Australia and Australian explorers – all very interesting.

There were 13 aboard the OKA and it was like sitting on a ride at Adventure World averaging about 100kms an hour the thing shook and shaked and every time he hit a cattle grid made your stomach drop every 10 minutes or so.

We hit a few pubs along the way along the old Ghan railway line – can’t believe the land we traveled most, was one of the biggest stations in the world. While in Williams Creek we used the only $1.5 million phone in Australia to phone about the car. Found out that the starter motor wire and the battery plates had shaken themselves loose. He put a new battery in and tightened up the connections and Bessie is now ready to rock and roll again – whew!!

Got back into town about 9.30pm – a very long and a very interesting day – a trip never to be forgotten.



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