Arose in the morning to 5 degree temp (bloddy freezing) and although I wanted to sleep in, Pepper was having none of it and after jumping all over me, I decided that I had better get out of bed and take her for her morning walk.
After breakfast Eileen and I decided to have a go at this fossicking deal, so as advised by the locals, we drove out to Pats Place and purchased a bucket of dirt and began our search.
Eileen gives out a shout "Look darling we can retire now!" at which I rush over to see that it is just another stone.... keep looking sweetie...
To be totally honest we did find a few but will have to keep working for a while yet.
We noticed a lot of residents walking around the park staring at the road this morning and upon asking what they were looking for, I was advised that one of the guests had found a 16carot blue sapphire that morning. (the road had been surfaced with tailings from the dig and this one had been missed)
After such tiring work, we had a rest in the afternoon and I went over to the Happy Hour later and met a nice German couple and had a chat while listening to some great old timer music.
"No strangers here....
Just friends you haven't met .."