Sunday 31st March 2013 – 100km
1.1 Easter Sunday.
Find melted chocolate Easter Eggs under mulga trees. Fight off 2m Bungarra on chocolate Easter Egg high – they steal food. Eat remaining Easter Eggs. Skin and cook Bungarra if dead.
1.2 Tour of the Freiburg leases. Find gold lying on the surface like mushrooms. Inspect mine shafts dug by Leo. Go back to campsite and do a head count! Share Easter eggs, and nuggets.
1.3 Pack up and head off in convoy after lunch
And driving out through the rubbish tip provided some very tempting distractions for a few of us….
Called into cemetery at Burtville. A lonely place to be buried and long way from home
1.4 Drive past Laverton, can call in if needed for refuelling. Next reliable fuel is at Coolgardie – 450km away. Drive down the Old Laverton Road 24km. Gravel Road in good condition.
1.5 3pm Arrive at Mt Morgans historic gold town. Induction by current leaseholder for the area. Set up camp adjacent to football oval.
Greeted by Neville and Christian from Dacien Gold the local exploration company. We received our safety induction from Christian and then were greeted by Rex and Shareen, reps from the local Mt Margaret aboriginal community, who gave us a moving welcome to county in the indigenous language.
1.6 5:30pm Football match on the stone oval that Pete Pustkuchen played on and recreate the Grand Final between Mt Morgans and Menzies from 1904.
1.7 Recover from Football match with traditional beer. Wear Hawaiian fancy dress.
PART ACHIEVED. We got a bit late to have the football match today, the warm showers provided by the Miners camp proved too attractive. But the Hawaiian outfits warn around the dinner table were astonishing.
1.8 Walk 150 metres to renovated Mt Morgans Municipal Chambers. Showers and toilets in mine site camp shut at 9pm.
ACHIEVED – Heaven. Warm proper showers….. Mmmmmm. And flushing toilets. Luxury. Notwithstanding the magnificent effort of the bash toilet crew who gave us excellent facilities each night we needed them.
1.9 Night under the stars
John and Ingo