|Busy day in Maytown|
|Pub site at German Bar|
|Our camp at Danny's|
It might sound a bit decadent, camping under a tree on a front lawn with a nice hot shower at the end of each day but it sure made for a comfortable expedition. We spent that last evening sitting about the fire pit with Danny and Graham and talking about gold and Danny's plans for a little heritage business venture here at his Palmer hideaway. We wish him well with his efforts. The next morning saw us packing up and heading off homeward in the direction of Chillagoe. I had never been down the Palmerville to Chillagoe road before so this was all new country for me and very interesting. To begin the day, we called into the old Alexandra mine before heading down to Palmerville and on to Mount Mulgrave Station with a stop at the Mitchell River for lunch. This road was in quite good condition and we made good time, hitting the main road near Wrotham Park Station homestead but still some hour or so drive west of Chillagoe. This was now familiar country and afternoon tea was taken at Wayne's home in Chillagoe. It was dark by the time we reached home, sore and weary and with heads full of thoughts of the Palmer's golden days.
|Last mill built at Ida The Ida mine in 1912|