BHS- Where you want to go, if you love to write!
So, during the long weekend I went camping. I went to Murphy’s point with my immediate family, my aunt, and cousin (we also brought our dog, Jack). During the trip, we visited an abandoned mica mine (mica is a shiny sedimented rock, it was a predecessor of glass and it’s now used in cosmetics). It was really interesting because on the 1K trail there they had a few little stands that showed how they moved the mica, how they split it, how they recognised it, and etc. When we got to the mine entrance, the draft coming from the mine was insane, when you walked in front of the entryway- it was like there was an over performant air conditioner in there. When you entered the shaft of the mine, the ground was shiny and slippery because of the mica in the rock (thankfully there was railings). Once you entered the mine, the first thing you saw was that on your right there was a lot of greenery, then you look up and you see that there is an opening to the surface.It’s intriguing and beautiful because the plants look like they’re falling into the opening and then seeping away when the shadow hits them. Then, you see a man in a bowler hat with a classic, working class, industrial era Brit accent. After that you saw the two water basins in the cave, the first one led out to another exit, but the second one seemed shallow, upon closer observation you noticed that the black in the middle of the basin isn't a reflection of the top of the cave, it just goes down that deep. Then we went to the man with the bowler hat and he explained that he was the foreman of the mine and he was looking for hire. He explained the three jobs in the mine. Just a little side note, one of the guys that was in the mine said that last year there was ice in the water basins. That night we slept well, after working in the mine.