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The Lost World can still be found
A nice trip out to Windsor on Tuesday to see the sand sculptures at McQuade Park as part of the 3rd Hawkesbury Sand Sculpting Championships. This year's theme was The Lost World and 12 sculptors from around the world competed for the $5000 prize money. They were given 20 tonnes of sand each and 4 days in December to complete their work.
The sand used is 'brickie' sand which is packed, pounded and compressed and with the sun sets hard giving it strength. So these sculptures aren't going to blow away with the wind. They were also sprayed with a special watered-down PVA glue to make them water resistant. Greenies don't worry as this glue is 100% bio-degradable with no effect on the environment.
The sculptures are on display until 26th January and in addition to viewing the sculptures there are other activities including speed carving demonstrations, sand sculpting workshops, and children's activities where youngsters can create their own sand art and sand bottles, play in the giant sand pit or the LEGO play zone.
There is a cost which includes all activities - Adults $14, Children $6 with under 3's free or a family pass (2a, 2c) for $32.