Today we got up early again and after grabbing some brekkie got back on the road. We powered to Coober Pedy, with only a couple of short toilet/gas stops along the way. The landscape changed dramatically as soon as we left Port Augusta, the dirt became a deep red and the road and surrounds flat and straight. We were lucky enough to see the sunrise over the land as we were driving, it looked like a massive ball of fire, and made the shadows from the trees remarkably long. We stopped at Coober Pedy to check out the opal museum which is partly underground, then had some lunch at the local diner. After lunch it was straight on to Erldunda, crossing the border after an hour or so, which meant we could speed up to 130 km/h. To keep everyone awake and entertained we played memory games over the two-way radios. The landscape changed again on entering NT, and as the sun was starting to get lower the colours were stunning, pinks, blues, yellows and greens, like a watercolor painting. We arrived at Erldunda motel and roadhouse about 5:30 and after a quick kick of the footy, grabbed some dinner in the tavern and crashed.