Day Thirty Two | 16 Jan 2013 :
There are very few Australians who would not remember the anxious wait as we all held our collective breath in the hope that the trapped miners Todd Russell and Brant Web would be rescued following the Beaconsfield Gold Mine disaster of April 2006. Only a short drive away from Green’s Beach, we found the decommissioned mine and historical museum of Beaconsfield. Along with the epic story of the earth tremor, rock collapse and subsequent rescue efforts to save the miners, we found an amazingly well structured farming, mining and ‘everything historical’ museum. We were all quite surprised by the diversity of the displays.
... the infamous mine shaft entrance...
... the story...
... a replica of the tiny cage the men were trapped in, buried in rock ...
I was also thrilled to see these little babies…
… who doesn’t LOVE an antique typewriter? While I find the historical artifacts intriguing, not surprisingly, I show what I am starting to think is an unhealthy interest in the crumbling ruins and the colours and textures of the brickwork!
Day Thirty Three | 17 Jan 2013 :
A self-drive Winery tour is on the agenda today and again, we are lucky to have my Uncle lead us around to some of the gorgeous vineyards with their cellar door wine tasting, in the Tamar Valley region between Green’s Beach and Launceston, on the western side of the river. The boys reciprocate today and play the role of designated drivers as the girls relax and enjoy the scenery… and indulge the senses just a little!
Sav Blancs and Pinot Noirs are the flavours of the day and we all come home with a generous selection of both!
Another lovely day.
See you again soon,