Kimba to Canberra: Day 14

Burra to Plushs Bend near Renmark Thursday4th March, 2019

In the morning we parked the van in a parking area next to the caravan park and went to the local IGA for some small items and fresh fruit. We enjoyed walking in the attractive small town we remembered from four years ago.

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crossing the footbridge to do some shopping
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there are many beautiful old buildings in Burra
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seen in a community garden in Burra. We don’t know what it is.

After Burra we continued our drive through dry countryside.

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outside of Burra
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car ferry at Morgan where we stopped for morning tea. The ferry runs on cables. This was our first view of the Murray River
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this was our view at lunchtime. The green down below is the Murray River
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we secured this spot on the river at Plushs Bend thanks to our next door neighbour. As we nosed down the track he called us over and said that the place next to him would soon be vacant. So, here we are.
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view of the river in the afternoon. We see lots of birdlife here, including lots of pelicans

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It was warm in the van, so we set ourselves up outside and ended up having our dinner outside and staying to watch the stars come out. We had a little citronella candle between us, but it probably wouldn’t have worked against lots of mozzies, we can only assume there were none.

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We sat outside to watch the sun come up this morning (dawn is quite late here) and only came in once the sun became too bright to be comfortable.

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swans

There is a range of birdlife here.

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walking by where we were sitting in our chairs
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before it got too bright to sit outside

Our neighbours on the other side ran a generator for a couple of hours in the late afternoon. There are quite a few vans around the place, but no one got nasty and told them off, we all just accepted it. After sunset it was switched off and peace returned.

We’ve been fortunate in the weather here, warm enough to sit outside, no wind, and sunny. This is why we love road trips, enjoying scenery as we drive, sometimes having beautiful campsites, and a different experience every day. And sometimes friendly fellow travellers.

I’m inside writing this blog with a coffee made from hand ground beans, with bird calls and the occasional pelican swimming by. We have the river view on one side and attractive trees on the other.

 

One thought on “Kimba to Canberra: Day 14

  1. so we have both seen Pelicans on our various journeys. I spent the weekend in Margaret River as my facebook no doubt has told you, and saw them on our Murray on the way south. Lovely weather here.. cool nights, warm days.
    Good to read you are travelling well…E

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