The weekend just gone, I attempted to fund raise for a worthy cause. Organizing a group of prospectors to dig for gold and donate the findings of one day to the cause, which was a young woman with a very rare disease.
It is a lot harder than it sounds. To start with people don’t want to donate anything, let alone their time. Four volunteers, including myself put up their hands. The trip didn’t pan out to well, three out of the four found nothing for the day, the other only a couple of specks.
Saturday was a demoralizing outcome. The only upside to the day was exploring an old mine tunnel on Saturday afternoon. After abandoning the gold prospecting for the day, we were all looking for something to lift our spirits. “Axeman” had come across the Coast Tunnel Mine earlier in the week. So we decided to go check it out.
The tunnel entrance is well concealed, and it will stay that way. The mine is bored straight into the solid rock of the hill, high enough to walk upright through, and perhaps thirty metres long, into pitch black. Definitely a cool experience.
The weekend caught me without my camera, so no photo’s. Next to no gold was found for the weekend, but as usual the company was good. It is always nice to get out of the city, into the fresh air.