Day 2 at Ballarat
Trip Start Sep 01, 2009
51Trip End Oct 28, 2009
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As the day went on there were various interesting demonstrations, making sweets, making cartwheels, etc. Hughie was interested in the working steam engines. The whole site is set up on the original gold mining settlement and made to be as authentic as possible. Hopefully the photos will give you the idea.
We didn't try our hand at panning for gold, but left that to the dozens of children on school trips. Apparently a set quantity is "fed" into the stream now and again. We were given an interesting tour of the “diggings” by a young man. Just the two of us, which was good.
The whole thing is very well done, and we couldn’t figure out exactly where we had been taken last night in the dark.