Thursday 30th October 2008, Coolgardie.

Another 300 kilometres sees us now at Coolgardie, about 40K SW of Kalgoorlie. We chose to stop here to save carting the van in and back out of Kalgoorlie, and it is also cheaper. We don’t intend doing much at Kalgoorlie so a day trip tomorrow should see it out. We are hopeful that we may be lucky enough to see a mine blast at ‘The Pit’ but a phone call in the morning will reveal if it will happen. Other than that we are only interested in looking at some of the old buildings. Talking about old buildings: it is quite obvious that Coolgardie was once a booming gold mining town by the few grand old buildings that are still standing and in good condition.