Thursday, August 13, 2009

Exploring the ghost town of Jack Fish

The only way into the old Town of Jack Fish is on an old rugged road through the bush. I chose to take the 4-wheeler in that day. This little one day trip was lots of fun. My daughter Kendra and I spent the day reminiscing the past of this old coal town. We walked through many old dilapidated buildings and picked up remnants of coal and broken pottery along the beach. We also explored the many old broken down vehicles left behind. The town once was prosperous but the changing world had no room for the coal industry and people had to move on. One could feel the disappointment of the people having to leave their homes behind. Now the town is being reclaimed back to nature covering some of the evidence of this once bustling town but there is still lots to see!

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