...a town founded on greenstone and gold and even today, the tourists flood in to visit the jade factory. The beaches were rugged and change often causing a lot of ship wrecks in the early years. They were worth a wander though as this is the only place in the world apparently where you can find Ruby Rock (Goodletite). Needless to say, we didn't find any.
We chatted with a fellow from South Africa in the Jade Factory for a while. It was interesting comparing stories on moving to another country and the subtle differences in cultures. We learned that a lot of Irish had come to this area during the gold rush and were the only ones to stick it out years later. Something to do with being able to adjust to the rain and cold climate here. Go figure!