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Where the hell is Coober Pedy?

I'm vacationing there right now - it's supposed to be in the middle of the desert, but it rained all the way here and it's still raining now ...

Posted - June 2, 2022


  • 44232
    I thought most of it was underground.
      June 2, 2022 7:04 AM MDT

  • 52945
    No, it’s Down Under.
      June 2, 2022 7:20 AM MDT

  • 16240
    It is, but we planned a side trip to Lake Cadibarrawirracanna. That track is impassable in wet weather. I've dreamt about it for fifty years, my mother had this record and played my siblings and I to sleep with it on many occasions.

    In the language of the Arabana people, it's Kardipirla Warrakanha, "The place where the stars are dancing". A salt lake pellucid enough to reflect starlight (when there's any water in it).
      June 2, 2022 5:00 PM MDT