Our South Australians have made it all the way home, but their trip wasn’t a straight one.

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They left Yulara on Sunday, packing up and leaving immediately after the dawn service. After a short stop to say goodbye to the Basecamp crew, they headed up north, stopping at Alice Springs. There they set up camp at a caravan park, and had a chance to relax  a little and reflect on the weekend. On the first day they went swimming. Then the next day they explored Alice Springs, doing a bit of shopping, and visiting a few art galleries and museums.

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So after getting to take it easy for a few days, it was back to the grind for the trip back down south: waking up at 5am and getting on the road. “We didn’t have breakfast, just got up, got dressed, packed up and left.” Says Brodie. “We stopped for breakfast later”. But it meant that they made it to Coober Pedy in time to visit a few places.

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So after exploring the opal mines and doing a tour in the museum, the group headed back to the Underground Church for their last night together. A time to celebrate everything that had happened, to say thank you and have a proper farewell party. The next day it was a 9am start to see more of Coober Pedy before heading down to Kapunda.

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Here’s Brodie on his experience of the Pilgrimage to Uluru:

“The experience has been amazing. It’s not every day that you get to do something like this. To me it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something I would never have done otherwise.

“To others I would say that you have to come. It’s amazing. I wanna tell everyone everything that happened so I can make them jealous. I’m definitely doing this next year!”

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Thanks South Australia gang for being awesome!