Not a real exciting day today, we are heading towards Coober Pedy so drove 5 hours today and are staying at Marla tonight.
It was another fairy straight, long boring drive today. Today we also crossed over into South Australia.
One thing we did notice today - when refuelling before leaving Yulara this morning, the premium unleaded petrol was locked and you had to get a key to use it. We normally use premium unleaded in the Prado, but didn't actually notice any of this until after we fueled up, so we used Opal fuel instead.
Opal is a direct substitute for normal unleaded 91 petrol, except that it is low aromatic. It has been specifically designed without the properties associated with creating the high from petrol sniffing, and therefore helping to discourage people sniffing.
Petrol sniffing is a major issue for people living in remote communities, especially the Aboriginal communities around these areas.
A few days ago we actually went to the Aboriginal community of Hermansburg and they have signs up to say that you cannot enter the town if you have normal (not Opal) unleaded petrol in the car.
Tonight we are going to decide whether to head direct to Coober Pedy tomorrow via the highway or take the Oodnadatta Track out to Oodnadatta and down to William
Creek and then on to Coober Pedy.
We have spoken to the people at the Pink Roadhouse at Oodnadatta and they have given us some advice on where to go, so will check out the maps tonight and decide what to do in the morning!