Sunday, November 22, 2009

Yate to Prony sightseeing

Yesterday we had nothing to do and no money to do it with. What we did have, however, was a 4wd and a camera. So we went exploring. We drove to Yate and took some pictures from the lookout on the way...

We stopped at the Cascade de Wadiana for a sandwich. A couple of kids were having a great time climbing up the rocks and sliding down into the pool.

Just after the cascade is the old abandoned Goro mine site. It was an iron mine run by the Japanese and abandoned at the start of WW2.

This old mine has nothing to do with the new Goro refinery where Brendan works but it's interesting to see the old structures rusting away. On an overcast day it has a bit of a post apocalyptic feel.

The road then goes past the massive new Goro refinery.

We were hoping to track down the abandoned old copper mine in Baie de la Somme but couldn't find the right track and we were running out of light. Ah well, an adventure for another day.
We just had enough time for a bit of the 4wd equivalent of 'jumping in mud puddles'....
....and it was time for home. A successful day of cheap and cheerful amusement!

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