The whole Echuca-Moama area has much to offer.
Before we went back to the forest, we felt we needed to do one of the iconic paddle steamer rides that brought the area to some degree of fame back in the 1980s with the TV series “All the Rivers Run” starring Sigrid Thornton. I love anything to do with live steam so spent a fair amount of my time on the Pevensey, watching the pistons and valve gear flying back and forth.
The time I spent on the upper deck was pre-occupied with trying to catch the Welcome Swallows in flight. I think this is the best I have achieved of this elusive bird to date.
The area of yesterday’s cruise is the Barmah State Forest. The notion of a forest in Australia is quite different to what we expect in New Zealand. It is much more open and vertical. It is less dense and tangled, and much less green than ours. In thee case of the Barmah forest, it is also much flatter. Both have their dangers, though few of ours have venom or teeth. Both are extremely beautiful, each in their own way.
After a drive past an old stock mustering yard, we paused at the Barmah Lake camping ground and were delighted to find a parking lot for used pelicans. Or perhaps it was the assembly line for new ones. Either way, I was happy to see them.
Tired, must sleep.