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24 May Friday to 25 May Saturday

sunny 25 °C
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We arrived in Emerald from Carnarvon Gorge happy and content. Cousin Vicky and her hubby Clinton welcomed us into their homes for a night. What luxury for Sherrie and I to have our own rooms and dine at a fancy restaurant. Loved our time at Emerald. In our short stay we managed to see the highlights of the town with Clinton at the wheel. Nice to be driven around after all that driving. Emerald is a mining town. And famous also for its gem stones. Sherrie and I had a crack at panning for sapphires. We found a small amount of good sapphires, 2 of which could be cut into stones and set. We don’t have the time to have it done in Emerald but will definitely look into it on return. We went to see a band at a really good Irish pub and danced the night away until their gig was over. Fell into bed finally at 2am. Big day. Vicky and Clinton sent us off in the morning with a superb cooked breakfast. What a lovely time we had. Thank you Vicky and Clinton!!

Posted by buttermenthol 00:55 Archived in Australia

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