The second day dawned. This was a Good Thing. I know that there are those who believe that one day the dawn will not come although as a concept that is rather fraught with difficulties given that the dawn appears at a different place each of the seconds of each period of 24 hours. Anyway this isn't a treatise on the end of the world.
The day dawned with some sun. In fact we had some sun for some of the day and some heavy rain for some of the day: what is loosely called a mixed bag. It didn't stop us seeing the sights and being Proper Tourists and doing touristy things.
|We started with breakfast at The Hatters Café|
|I so wanted to buy another hat (or two or three). I could have bought a bowler, a top hat or even a Homburg. A good leather Australian bush hat would have done though.|
|Then to Scenic Park with it's cable car across the valley, and fernicular railway and cable car down to the valley floor.|
|and it's sculptures|
|Some of the original coal mine buildings have been preserved|
|and the original open shaft is still open to view|
|with lots of information boards and some excellent sculptures|
|The scenic railway is the steepest passenger train in the world with a 52° incline|
|The Scenic Cable Car is 270 metres above the valley floor|
|with stunning view over the valley through the rain|
|The waterfall was impressive in its height|
|More cliffs and waterfalls further round the valley rim.|