Puppets and a Gorgeous Gorge
Trip Start Aug 09, 2011
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Where I stayed
Mambray Creek Campground Mt Remarkable National Park
What I did
Sansouci Puppet Museum and Gallery
We then continued on to Wilmington which is a really old little town. We had heard that there was an interesting puppet shop there so we looked along the main street. We first spotted a toy museum but that wasn't it so we looked further up the street and found Sancouci Puppet Museum and Gallery. It was a tiny shop filled with lots of old puppets and ventriloquist dummies, dream catchers and a lot of other bric a brac for sale. But for a gold coin donation the owner, Brian, takes you into the back room where he has seemingly amassed a collection of every puppet, marionette and ventriloquist dummy ever made. He even has the original punch and judy puppets from Brighton, England. He is a very interesting character and spent a long time showing us all the puppets and demonstrating many of them to the kids. The kids loved it as did Carl and I as we relived out childhood looking at puppets from all the old TV shows we used to watch as kids. He even had an old sooty glove puppet which Carl said he had the exact same one when he was a kid.
We drove back to the campsite and got the fire going again. Today was a beautiful sunny day so no trouble with the rain tonight. Unfortunately because the sky was so clear it got increadibly cold as soon as the sun dropped below the horizon. We all rugged up and ate our dinner outside and then sat around the campfire until bedtime.