Drax Hall Water Wheel
Two out of three ain’t bad, we managed to stop and check out the Drax Hall Water Wheel which is a magnificent ruin. Didn’t take my SLR with me, just the small point and shoot from which I cannot download the images at present to show, however I was very pleased that I decided to persuade my guide to make the stop there. The picture on the JNHT website doesn’t do it justice.
We also stopped prior to reaching Drax Hall at a cattle farm by Landovery. The farm manager was kind enough to allow us to view the chimney and remains of the house which was on this parcel of land, some more research is required in order to determine previous colonial estate owners and thus uncover some history about the location, the mill there and any other interesting facts.
Along the way passing along Highway 2000 on the way from Runaway Bay past St Ann’s Bay we drove up to Roaring River Great House, however we discovered we needed to have made an appointment with the Urban Development Corp. (UDC) in order to be allowed access to the site which is currently being developed as a heritage site/attraction much the same as Seville. We did pass another chimney by the Richmond estate, and saw another water wheel by the roadside just before we got to Dunns River. These we will try to investigate more about during the next 14 days.