Russ on 3 January 2017

We had a very enjoyable new years eve at Walwa with good food and wine.  But we piked out and pulled stumps early, however fireworks in the park made sure we were awake to see the new year in.  Some campers decided to take to the Murray for a group float with 5 boats tied […]

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Russ on 28 December 2016

This year I am Christmassing with Deen and her friend Dey at Walwa on the Upper Murray, it was about a 500 Km trip from Melbourne, which we did on December 23rd.  Our site is right on the Murray under the shade of massive Cottonwood trees, just as well, as it has been in the […]

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Russ on 28 November 2016

That’s Nelson the place not Nelson the man!  I had an enjoyable drive from Goolwa to Nelson around Lakes Alexandrina and Albert and along the Coorong.  Lake Alexandrina was named after Princess Alexandrina who later became Queen Victoria.  The drive along the Coorong was very enjoyable with views over the water alternating with coastal bush […]

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Russ on 23 November 2016

I had a day long cruise of the Murray from Goolwa to the mouth and then along the Coorong for quite a few kilometres.  Above Goolwa is Lake Alexandrina which is massive – 580 square kilometres.  It used to be sea water but a series of barrages was finished in 1940 and the Lake became […]

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Russ on 22 November 2016

I had an interesting chat with a guy who has been a volunteer on the Paddle Steamer Oscar W for 30 odd years.  They have restored the rotting hulk to working order and now run cruises on Lake Alexandrina from Goolwa.  The Oscar W also attend festivals and shows on the Murray and this weekend […]

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Russ on 18 November 2016

Before I left Menindee is took a photo of my camp, which was quite idyllic under trees and right on the water.  I was up early and took a photo of Copi Hollow (the lake) at Dawn when the water was dead calm. Copi Hollow was where I camped and Burke and Wills passed through […]

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Russ on 15 November 2016

I checked the weather forecast for the next 7 days, for Tibooburra it is 28, 31, 35, 38, 35, 36, 39 and for Birdsville 32, 35, 37,41, 37, 38, 41.  I remember Pete Gifford saying to me it’s going to be hot but I didn’t realise how hot.  So I have decided that it is not […]

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Russ on 15 November 2016

Today I was to head off to Mungo National Park but the Prungle Mail Road from Balranald was of uncertain condition after rain on Friday.  So I had to head across to Euston and Wentworth and then north to Pooncarie and Menindee.  So I missed out on seeing Mungo National Park again and missed passing […]

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Russ on 12 November 2016

Near to Balranald is Yanga National Park which has a big frontage on the Darling River, and is well worth a visit.  Yesterday I visited Yanga woolshed in the National Park about 6 Km south of Balranald.  A very big wooshed built in 1896 after an earlier woolshed burnt down.  It is massive, being able […]

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Russ on 11 November 2016

When I hooked up at Lake Bolga I found that both indicators did not work on both car and van, so I rang the RACV as I didn’t know here the fuses were (I now do).  This is the fourth time that I have had issues with connecting the van and car in the last […]

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