Day 1 of our little vacation within our vacation! Just took it easy today and stocked up on a few supplies at a somewhat depleted stocked IGA store - they must be waiting for the truck from Rockhampton!
I think I mentioned this yesterday but there isn't a flat piece of land here in Mount Morgan. The town center is about 2km from this caravan park and as you come over the last crest into town you can see the famous mine ...
In and around town it is hilly as well and we passed a few old buildings ... the arts building ...
So the safe No.7 dam is lovely and we will go back tomorrow for a swim and picnic.
the guy in the information center just wouldn't stop chatting and poor Neil got stuck with him ... I went out to keep Kouta company! He was full of romantic facts and figures about the mine ... he ignored the hardship and dangerous conditions the mine had for its employees ... there is nothing romantic about a mine dam with polluted dangerous water.
On our way home we picked up supplies at the IGA and opposite it is the high school ... how great would it be to go to high school in this old building?
I am seriously thinking about going on the mine tour and will try and book it tomorrow ... that way I get to go into the gates to see the massive open cut mine.