Friday 24th March Day 2

Was lovely to walk into the shack for toilet etc, how we take things for granted at home. Very cold outside but I walked along the beach, lovely rock pools and the colours of the rocks under water, very beautiful. Heaps of big kelp as well. Met the lady who owns the Museum lovely people. Great collections of memorabilia from around the area of long ago, a must to see..

 colours in the pools.  They have a great sense of humour here.  Creek run off out to sea from bridge.  Up at Shirley’s at the Museum.  View from the Museum. This is the house with the Museum.  Colours in the rocks down the beach.

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Wednesday 8th March.

Up early and did my Tai Chi out in the sun. Did a big cook up. Had a good look around Zeeham and area, great wee place. Lovely people we met last night. Some of the things to check out are the Spray Tunnel, Museum, Rock Gem shop. Interesting, the toilets in the bush camp were wallpapered with old news papers from 1904, made for good reading while sitting. 🙂

 Looking into the town from a higher street.  Main street.  Serpentine Stitchtite. Museum relics from mining days. Spray Tunnel. often there are glow worms but not today. This was all chiseled out by hand.

Day 87

Wednesday 27th May

left nice and early and headed off to Mathinna and Mangana. Chris at the park has told us of lots to do off the beaten track so thanks for that Chris it was awesome. Stopped at St Marys at the Old Museum called Cranks and Tinkers, a must to pop in and see Ian, you will not believe what he has.We loved the old buildings in Mathinna and that they are still being lived in. Went and saw the falls, Ill post them later. After leaving that area we carried onto Mangana another quaint wee settlement, loved the old house here as well, reminded me of the days I lived in a mill. Weather was turning cold and wet, but we still did ok.

IMG_9974  Mathinna was named after an Aboriginal girl who was befriended by Lady Franklin whom this town is named after, I felt this is worth a mention.IMG_9940 IMG_9994  Light on the hillsIMG_9980  Esk RiverIMG_9953  MathinnaIMG_9952  We sheltered in here for smoko MathinnaIMG_9948  Old mining days.IMG_9747  Fires burn offs.IMG_9749  Beautiful coloured rockIMG_9939 IMG_9941  MathinnaIMG_9944 IMG_9745  FingalIMG_9744  Driving down the Fingal Valley, the lighting was awesome on the trees with the dark sky.IMG_9738  A bit of light shines through.IMG_9731 IMG_9712  The MuseumIMG_9718  Old relics.IMG_9723  Where railway lines once stood.IMG_9713 IMG_9710  This homestead was owned by someone who owned most of the area once.IMG_0058  Bad weather.IMG_0056  FingalIMG_0051  Fingal ValleyIMG_0055 IMG_0002 IMG_0003 IMG_0010 IMG_0008 IMG_0004 IMG_0037 IMG_0044 IMG_0014

Tree patterns and colours after being chopped down.