never done this before but just wanted to chat to people who like travelling and like talking about it, well thats about it for this my first time
I am lucky I haven't uesed Public transport since 1989--and that was just the once
Cadi have you done the River Murray Cruise?I have completed the full length of the River Murray in stage Albury to Moama Moama to Mildura
Mildura to Loxton Wellington to Border Cliffs Moulamein to Balranald
We stay at Motels over night and have lunch on the boat,traveling by boat you see the river Murray as it is, also I have done the Moulamein to Balranald I have cruised the Edwards Wakool Murray and the Murrumbidgee rivers
these cruises are done by Spirit OFAustralia Cruises from Goolwa in South Australia
Never have done a Murray cruise, however in the last month I camped by the river on the way home from WA and the sun on the river at dawn was awesome
I just love travelling too. I have a few places on my bucket list. I would love to go to the land of my parents and siblings...Wales.
Also a journey through Mongolia to St Petersburg (The Hermitage) on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
The Aurora Borialis (Northern Lights) by going the length of Norway on a Cargo Ship.Anyway thats my wish list.
Re: travel I am ready to go anywhere anytime. I have very itchy feet.
Hi Rosie, I think Wales is the pick of the United Kingdom absolutely beautiful. As I said the trans siberian is a DEFINITE, in the not to distant future. It would take too long now but next time I will tell you about a trip i did along the coast of Norway.
Did you get to have a look at Moulamein Jesse?
I lived about 3 miles out of Moulamein on the Balranald side. The farm was on the Edwards river. They used to catch 100 lb Murray Cod in the Edwards on my uncle's property. That was around 1946-50. I went to the Moulamein School. We used "Kero" lamps at home, no running water other than the river, no phones at that time, no doctors and only a "Bush Nurse". We got a "Kero" fridge around 1948 and my auntie thought it was "the bees knees". We had a Hand driven separator for milk and cream with my job every morning before going to school 3 miles away was to do the separating. I learnt to swim in the Edwards. Sometimes our horses would swim over to the other side. It was my job to swim over and round them up, 4 HUGE draft horses, well I was only a little fellow at that time.
Zapot if you could see how the Edwards river is full of snags it would be to dangerous to swim in now if the Greenies and their tree hugging mates would let the NSW Government clear the river then it would be ok,we had trouble getting thru in parts the boat is a 30 foot long weighs about 4 tons and draws 18 inches of water,Moulamein is still a small township,we had lunch at the big old woolshed on the river just out of the town where we left from,but just to be away from everything is great,Zapot you should try this trip sometime
The Woolshed-shearing shed brings back memories We drove our flock of sheep there every year. They were shorn and dipped all at the same time. It was not an easy job hearding a flock of sheep 3 miles down the road and an old black ewe who knew the way there and back along with my uncle and aunt and 2 sheep dogs with me bringing up the rear. Some good memories and some not quite so good.
Sounds a good idea doing the trip Jesse as 40 years since I saw the Edwards.
If you don't mind Zapot and jessey, I'd like to butt in to say picturesque that area is. The sort of place you'd like to stay how it is but not become a tourist trap. Moulamein is a very old town. I must hitch the caravan up and wander back that way. Where have the years gone since the last visit?
Zapot, you should get those memories recorded at least electronically. Very valuable oral memories they are for future generations. I spent a lot of time on hand operated cream separators, on making butter and the other fundamentals of farm life. In the Nanny State would a child ever use a chaff cutter? I did and performed a lot of other valuable work for the family as well when my age was in single numbers. You would have had to pitch in too.
Cadi a friend of mine has travelled extensively . He is a passionate off the track traveller and has been to most of the places you mentioned. He said the BEST trip he has done by far was the Galapagos Islands.
all you Aussies travel Australia and help the small aussies companies,we have wonderful places to visit
Not all councils are welcoming to caravanners for example. The short-sighted accommodation owners can't see that trade brings other tourists. Caravanners and free campers buy food, fuel and other products, as well as spending on local entertainment.
A smart council adds free camps and roadside stops with clean basic facilities. These are not wasteful overheads.
Keep it coming you guys I am loving all the info re travelling which I can't do! Love reading about your adventures--better than a book!!