There are so many places to explore in the area, so this week we went to a nearby town to tour a museum and coal mine. I had no idea how much I’d enjoy it, even though it was a bit creepy, but all-in-all I have a newfound appreciation for coal miners. They do risk their lives going into the mines.
Here are a few pictures of us walking through the mine.
This is an aluminum type stretcher they used to carry out injured miners or supplies. They stopped using it because the aluminum would spark and start fires.
This is a statue the miners prayed to while in the mine.
I took a picture of the layers of rock in the mine.
Here’s a picture of the toilet the miners used. They took turns taking the toilet home and dumping it in their gardens for manure.
This is a cart that moves supplies from one area to another.
It doesn’t look as tight as it actually is, but the miners crawl under here to dig and put up wood barriers.
When we exited the mine, I took these pictures of the gate and the hill the mine is in.
And then we discovered a Fabulous Find.
The next day, my Love made homemade bread (from scratch) and Mussels . If interested, you can find the full recipe here: http://www.food.com/recipe/mussels-in-white-wine-and-garlic-13162
This time I took pictures!!!!
Hope you enjoyed the tour.
Dig and conquer,Bea