There were 55 people on the coach and they came from far and wide. Some commuted from Sydney; one family came from Canberra. Ages ranged from 8 to nearly 80.
I started the day explaining some basic geological concepts, showing the significance of the evidence for geological events in the past. People were fascinated by the features that we saw. Some said they had lived in the area for years and often walked past the sites but never seen the significance of those features before.
I explained how the evidence would be interpreted by conventional geologists and I also explained how it would be interpreted from a creationist perspective, looking at the assumptions behind each view. People appreciated understanding how the evidence was viewed from each perspective and being able to make their own assessment from what they saw. It’s a pity that geological teaching at our universities does not follow this sort of a line.
Once you know what to look for, evidence for the catastrophic effects of Noah’s Flood is obvious everywhere. By the end of the day people were able to see it for themselves. They said they found the trip very interesting.