Monday, August 27, 2012

Ruins and the Cliff Mine


One of the days on vacation, we went looking for ruins and old buildings that used to be the Cliff Mine.  The Cliff Mine is kind of on a cliff (hence the name) so our adventure was curtailed by the fact that I was carrying a camera and a berry getter (aka pitcher for gathering berries) and didn't have two hands to pull myself up the hill/cliff to see whatever else there was to see.  That and a big, unfriendly dog cut our exploration short.  Sometime, when I have more time, and the correct gear, I may do a little more exploring.  I'd like to.





and, alas, no berries.  I did, however, skin my knee -- fortunately without ripping a hole in my well-worn jeans, which are destined to become my next quilt.

here's a picture of the Cliff Mine, when it was a working mine .. a very, very long time ago (apparently they stopped mining there in 1878).

(Picture from here.)

5 comments:

Marg said...

Oooh interesting. Hope your knee is ok.

Shay said...

I love historic old sites like this. I always imagine what life must have been like back when those sorts of mines were operating.

You should definitely go back (and dont forget the dog repellent!)

Sara said...

I think that's one of the bummers about living an a newish country like Australia - we don't have much in the way of historic ruins to discover. I'd love to go visit a properly old country like England or France and check out their ruins... the best we have is usually old houses, and they usually just make me a bit sad.

Anna said...

The Cliff Mine stuff looks more over grown but essentially the same. Sorry you fell I hate when I do because it reminds me I am no longer young.

Kate said...

Great pictures. Sounds like a fun vacation adventure, except for the skinned knee.