On the way to Mount Franklin yesterday, we saw signs for the Spargo Creek mineral spring. We were keen for our celebratory picnic, so didn't stop.
We went back today. It was novel to be able to drive right up to the spring!
As has become standard practice, we sampled the water. Erin was the first taster and didn't screw up her face, as we half-expected. We were pleased when she declared the taste "almost pleasant" - and we then shared the cup with more enthusiasm!
According to the information boards, the reserve had been popular for sporting events and picnics as early as the 1870s. We tried to picture where the cricket ground had been, given all the current blackberry and other overgrowth.