Time Rolls On

Just another day sitting in the sun. Still watching the never ending parade of Mildurians driving out here for … nothing. We’ve extended our stay until Saturday when we will head south to Echuca. Our highlight of the day was the visit of two Pacific Black Ducks.

As Daffy said “Not this little Black Duck”

On the Tear

We escaped the caravan park yesterday and went and did our grocery shopping in Mildura. The streets were pretty much deserted but Aldi had plenty of customers. We hung around the streets for a while but after three there were no Coffee Shops open ☹️ so we headed back to camp.

A solitary paddle steamer on the Murray River, Mildura

This morning is all lovely sunshine, quite warm and relaxing. Our morning leisure was interrupted by the toot of a paddle-steamer’s whistle, the first we have seen on this trip. The river is very quiet, no water skiers and only the very occasional boat. That’s made up for by the constant stream of joggers, cyclists and drivers out for a change of scenery.

We will stay here for another week before heading south to Echuca to catch up with Shaz. Guess more reading is in store😄

Still Sitting in the Sun

Light rain overnight but sunny this morning with a gentle breeze. Another excuse just to sit in the sun and catch up on some reading (Ernest Favenc’s “The History of Australian Exploration from1788 to 1888”). I find it fascinating reading about all those outback places that we have visited being ‘discovered and named’ by Europeans. Certainly a different breed and different times.

A very ancient River Redgum on the banks of the once mighty Murray River

Our neighbourhood is thinning out with more and more caravans moving off – back home I expect. Suits us, facilities barely being used – all nice and clean. If it stays like this we will stay at least another week before starting our journey south.

Hello, is there anybody there?

Ho Hum

A bit boring over the last couple of days. It rained all day yesterday (26 mm in total) so it was a day inside all day reading. Today was cold and overcast so another day of reading. At least I’m catching up on my reading. Jenny finds my choice of reading matter a little esoteric – Ross Gittin’s Economics Primer, Laura Tingle on the state of politics in Australia and abroad and Dominic Kelly’s Political Troglodytes and Economic Lunatics. Ive moved on to the diaries of early European exploration of Australia after completing Yoro Yoro, a text on aboriginal mythology and rock art in the Kimberley.

A majestic River Red Gum on the banks of the Murray River

The highlight of the day will not doubt be the fish and chips we have ordered for dinner in order to spread a little COVID cash into the local economy

Just Another Sunny Day

Oh dear this is getting a bit tedious. Another glorious day after a cool morning. We went for a 4km stroll this afternoon and came back to have a nice fire before settling in to watch the footy tonight. No doubt you will be all pleased to know that our neighbour from the caravan park introduced herself assuring us she is COVID free and from Timboon so all is well in the world. Personally I would have preferred someone from Drouin but you can’t be fussy in a Viral World.

Fire in the hold!