Australia's Biggest Morning Tea (in aid of the Cancer Council of Australia) was held in two places in Mitchell: at the Hospital and at the Great Artesian Spa.
We chose the spa and enjoyed sitting out on the deck with a group of friends. Tea, coffee and a delicious array of home-made cakes and slices -- combined with interesting conversation -- made for a pleasant morning.
Meanwhile, the spa attracted visitors and locals to soak in the thermal mineralised waters of the two billabong-shaped pools -- one naturally heated, the other cool.
Relaxing tired muscles, easing tension and rejuvenating the soul are the benefits of a soak in these ancient waters. The attractive garden setting and seating around the pools encourages people to relax further.
Whenever I see people walking back to the caravan park after a soak at the spa, their step seems lighter and their faces more relaxed and ready to smile.
Some people stay at the Major Mitchell Caravan Park for several months at a time, because of the therapeutic benefits of the artesian spa.
Sorry about the dud photo. I don't know what went wrong.