General Video view Catacomb Church Coober Pedy

27 Oct

I visited my car cam videos again today, to try and learn the secret of uploading them onto my Word press, I cant find any other way apart from uploading to You tube, this process takes a great deal of time, I am starting to think that maybe my computer needs an overhaul, I think last time it was cleaned, Noah had his in for cleaning at the same time.

There is a way to link the short videos into one long video, but I don’t think its a good idea at this stage, as there are a lot of repetitive scenes, which is understandable if you are in one place for three days, and the camera runs every time the car is turned on.

I got tired of turning it on an off, and just letting it run, a lesson learnt for future trips.

This video clip is again short but may be of interest to those who followed our journey.

The first part shows us pulling into the site of a couple of old abandoned opal mines, they must have drilled and found nothing worth following up, one mine does show signs of someone having used it as accommodation at some stage.

We pulled out of there and drove a short distance to the outside of the underground Catacomb church, this was just an outside view, it was later we returned and went inside, from whence our previous posted pictures were taken.

From there we headed back to our underground motel, on the left hand side after leaving the church, you will notice mounds of white rubble, these are the tailings from the mines, these are where fossickers pick around, searching for pieces of opal overlooked by the initial mining and drilling.

Heading back to the motel, the only other two things of note, is a rubbish bin on the left hand side of the road and a man walking on the right hand side of the road.

One thing about windscreen cameras is that it does show how dirty your windscreen is.

Well that a job for another day.




Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


20 responses to “General Video view Catacomb Church Coober Pedy

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    November 26, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Thanks again Emu for the Ride and trip down under.. Thank goodness for telegraph poles.. Do these carry electric? or phone wires? or both??

    • The Emu

      December 1, 2014 at 5:28 am

      Thanks for catching up on all my blogs Sue, glad you enjoyed that outback expedition.
      Working on the next trip which appears to be Chile, will love to see that country again.
      Life is to short to sit still Sue, too much to do and see.
      Those telegraph do carry both electricity and phone wires, both a major necessity in that isolated part of Australia.
      Wishing you a great week my friend.

      • Sue Dreamwalker

        December 1, 2014 at 12:03 pm

        Yes I agree about the sitting Ian. Much to do. 🙂 Yet I have been sitting more than usual these past few weeks, as I got my knitting done.. 🙂 Just two sleeves to start now on my own jumper. and all done. Then I have some Apple and Blackberry chutney to make for Christmas. and some more Jams… which will go nicely as stocking fillers 🙂
        I so enjoyed my catch up Ian… and Chile will be wonderful.. Ana can then be the guide 🙂
        Love and Blessings to your both.. Don’t fry in the heat.. Keep cool and enjoy your week too Ian..
        Hugs Sue

        • The Emu

          December 17, 2014 at 5:45 am

          Hi Sue, your Christmas stocking fillers sounds great Sue, just imagining the jams and chutneys makes the mouth water, especially when combined with the Christmas season and the Christmas dinner, I enjoy a great old fashioned dinner that bring back memories, roast beef and gravy with yorkshire pudding, and all the trimmings, your relish would be a great accompaniment to any festive table.
          Kind regards

  2. gpcox

    October 27, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Such wide open spaces – no longer seen in So. Florida. Love the car-cam!!

    • The Emu

      October 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      Some places outback you can go for many many hundreds of miles and see no other car on the roads or dirt tracks.
      But you certainly have to be very prepared to make such trips.
      Isn’t Florida home to those great everglades ?

      • gpcox

        October 27, 2014 at 6:47 pm

        It sure is, but soon to be home of the Boa constrictor.

        • The Emu

          October 28, 2014 at 3:23 am

          Certainly got an adventureous world down there.
          I think thats the place where they film the Gator men shows, that we see here on telly.
          Now thats something I would like to experience.

          • gpcox

            October 28, 2014 at 10:08 am

            Here’s a hint to handling them – they don’t move much in cold water, go to sleep if you turn them on their backs and give them a good belly rub and since they have NO muscles to open their mouths (they just flop them open), anyone can hold his mouth shut once it’s closed. Wanna wrestle? 😉

          • The Emu

            October 28, 2014 at 12:53 pm

            Yeah mate, I honestly believe you, and when they chase you, you have to run zigzagged
            Because they can only run in a straight line, alligators I am talking about.

          • gpcox

            October 28, 2014 at 6:05 pm

            You got me curious and I looked it up. Seems you wouldn’t need to zig-zag. Gators don’t chase anything over land – they sneak up and then attack frighteningly fast. They can only run about 11 mph, but they can swim 20 mph.

          • The Emu

            October 29, 2014 at 3:21 am

            Think your right mate, I checked it out and found this,
            One of the oldest wildlife survival tips out there maintains that the best way to outrun a crocodile is to follow a zigzagging pattern, since the reptile can’t make the quick turns.
            But when MythBusters Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara traveled to Florida to get chased by hungry crocs, they didn’t even have a chance to show off their running skills. Tory pestered a poolside crocodile until it finally lunged at him, yet it didn’t care to give chase.
            That’s because the premise of the busted myth is totally bogus; crocodiles rarely attack from land. The predators prefer to ambush their targets from the water with a lightning-fast lunge.
            As Tory’s croc encounter demonstrated, if you can escape the initial snap, you should be safe. And even if a crocodile takes off after you, they max out around 10 miles per hour, making it feasible to outrun them in a zigzag or straight line.

  3. cat

    October 27, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Thanks for sharing, Ian … smiles … Love, cat.

    • cat

      October 27, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Right side of the road? … Left side of the road? … what the heck, Ian, let’s just stick with the middle of the road! … smiles … … double smiles … Love, cat.

      • The Emu

        October 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm

        You are definitely bloody confusing me now Cat, thought I had answered this comment somewhere else, hehe

    • The Emu

      October 27, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      My pleasure Cat, always love sharing with you.
      Ano Nemous

      • cat

        October 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

        Thank you, Ano Nemous … I like that … smiles.

        • The Emu

          October 28, 2014 at 3:24 am

          I spelt it wrong, its supposed to be Anonymous.

  4. prenin

    October 27, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Fascinating!!! 🙂

    Thanks for this Ian! 🙂

    God Bless!


    • The Emu

      October 27, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Good evening/morning Prenin.
      Thanks for the visit and comment.


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