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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

2016 Uluru Roadtrip - Mt Isa

Although there was no time for a sleep- in at Mt Isa we still found time for bacon and eggs. The local Pidgeons were very interested in the seed we brought with us. Two Kytes were nesting nearby and were tempted by a piece of bacon Colin threw out for them.

 

 

After a good breakfast we were off to the Hard Time Mine Tour. We were all kitted out in our orange overalls (apparently everyone looks good in orange) and we headed underground. We heard all about the old style mining methods and what the dangers of underground mining were. After a light snack in the miners crib we saw daylight again. The tour went for 2.5 hours and we all really enjoyed it.

Nathan & Earl
Nathan & Early Trying to lift a VERY heavy lump of Copper

 

 

Ready for Work
Ready for Work

 

Miners Selfie
Miners Selfie

 

Minor Miner
Minor Miner

 

 

Chill Out Time
Chill Out Time

 

 

Afterwards we spent more time exporting the museum and fossil centre. It ended up filling up most of our day so we headed back to the van for some relax time.

Mt Isa was definitely more interesting than we expected it to be.

 

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