Sunday 29th Day 5

I was up early and got the fire going, it was still burning under the ashes from last night. It started to rain, yipeee, but didn’t last long. We got organized and headed off to do the second half of the mine, 65 feet down. Was great. Got out after 3 hours, I was so cold, came back to camp and had lunch then off to door the Green door tour. Suns out, but windy. Saw the Cactus Garden, I felt really dwarfed amoungst the cactus, some are so tall. Went to art gallery David Braddock, his dad was an artist from NZ. Did Amigos castle. The mine images are with no flash and are not that clear, but it shows what its like down there.

 Desert flowers, I dont know their correct name.  Red door signs.  Cactus Garden.  Some of the cactus are up to 200 years old, the round ones are called Mother n laws pin cushion.  Read some of the signs they are awesome.   Heading out to Grawin and the Hilton.  So baron.  The 19th hole of the golf course.  Miners residence.  Lot of dirt moved from under ground and washed all for opals.  This is what its all about.  The Hilton.   Was a lovely meal.  Thought this was a great idea, lights up the path at night. Read the sign. Heading back to camp, if these walls could talk.

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Saturday 28th Day 4

Got a sunset of sorts, lots of cloud, there will be no seeing the moon eclipse. It has been spitting, not even enough to damped down the dust.Went to go for hot swim but as usual far to hot for safety, dont know why they dont do something about them, even artisan waters can be cooled. Went down the Chambers of the Black Hand Mine, the art works were incredible.

 One of the cabins you can rent.  Mine shafts along side of road, no wonder they say watch where you walk.  Mullock heaps from the mining. You can see the mine shafts.  View from up where the Can and Bottle house is.