Sunday, 24 July 2011

Renmark and the river...

Today we drove to Renmark, and back, so that John could check out a "new" car (because his ute caught on fire and he's been without one for a while.)
Renmark is on the Murray River and with the break in the drought, it is looking very healthy...  we had lunch at "the club" by the river and this was the view....
 That boat that is closest is pretty wierd......
 .... thought the next one "The Industry", a steam driven paddle boat that was originally used to clear snags from the river.
 We walked along the riverside path.  There's a real attraction to see what is around the next bend.  I want to spend a while on a house boat on the river one of these years...  one of those plans for the future.  (There are two house boats on the edge of the river in the distance...  it would be wonderful to spend a week or so on one of them one day.)


On the way home, we went via Swan Reach and the ferry....
 ... missed the first one....

Got aboard and waited to go....
 .... in the afternoon sun,  the river cliffs looked amazing....
The River Murray is a beautiful part of the world.

And John found a car!  More of that later.  We will go back to collect it once the money is organised.

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