Several of the ornate town signs in the area
|The Big Ruby in Anakie|
|The Big Easel & "Van Gogh" Painting in Emerald|
|Friendly dragon outside the Visitor Info Centre in Emerald|
|40 Gallon Drum Stack|
Geoff's Big Guinness...
Not really, just mini salt & pepper shakers with his Guinness
|One of the Gem stores in Sapphire|
Our haul from the "Wash" Bag:
several small Sapphires, many quartz pieces too!
We decided to stay put at Sapphire to see out the cyclone, as it was supposedly going to dissipate and miss us by hundreds of kilometres. It turns out the course changes made by Cyclone Debbie will have it track virtually straight over us on Thursday, though as a much reduced-intensity tropical low. So we are expecting some wind and lots of rain, and hope for a damage-free few days. We could head out from here, but to what gain? North and East are out. West is due for flooding and cut roads. So we could go South, but we'd have to go quite a way, and then retrace our steps, if the roads are open. We have it quite good here at Sapphire, so here we stay.