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Mackay

by on Aug.02, 2011, under The East Coast

August 02, 2011

Our story of Mackay is a really short one: we stayed only for a day. In the morning we strolled around the town and stopped here and there, e.g. at Lamberts Lookout at Slade Point or at Bluewater Quay next to the Pioneer River:

In the afternoon we signed up for a tour in a working sugar mill: the Mackay Working Sugar Mill. We learned all about the process of producing sugar from cane chalks, including its treatment at various stages, the use of byproducts and how to let these sweet crystals grow at last. A few tastings of molasses and sugar were included as well, of course:


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