Veberöd Chronicles

(Very) sporadic insights into the life of a family in a small Southern Swedish town

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gold mining


We spent our last full day in Australia looking for gold at the "gold rush museum" Sovereign Hill in Ballarat. Very good fun and an excellent place to spend the day despite the cold weather. So much attention to detail, with authentic 19th-century produce made on-site in workshops, foundries etc. and sold in authentic 19th-century shops! No air-conditioning, just open wood fires everywhere. Marjolein found ten flakes of gold in the stream. On the way home we saw a mob of kangaroos, the biggest sighting since we came to Australia.

We had dinner at Alison and Craig's favourite pub in Williamstown. Just for the record I had to try the chicken parmigiana but it was bit heavy...

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