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Trip to Mannum on the River Murray today.
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Jun 22, 2019 08:09:51   #
ChristineM (a regular here)
 
The need to go to the dairy/farm saw us travel to Mannum today, where the River Murray is probably at its widest. We went across to Cowirra on the ferry, from Mannum and then along Swamp Road just as the herd was coming up for milking. The weather was gorgeous, cool but no wind, brilliant sunshine and after it being 0 degrees C overnight the high of 12 degrees C was like a heat wave! Some photos follow of how high the Murray River has flooded over the last 100 years to its highest in 1956 when it reached from one cliff across to the other.
Also some of the paddle steamers moored along the side of the river in Mannum, small and large they still ply the rivers both up and downstream from Mannum.
The Coochie boat moored on the opposite bank, photographed from the ferry.
The Coochie boat  moored on the opposite bank, pho...
See the measurements on the marker attached near the Coochie which shows how high the 1956 flood was.
See the measurements on the marker attached near t...
The huge Murray Princess Paddlesteamer.
The huge Murray Princess Paddlesteamer....
The front of the Murray Princess
The front of the Murray Princess...


A brief history of how Mannum was built on the paddle steamer trade
A brief history of how Mannum was built on the pad...
The plaque on the Rotunda in memory of Captain Randell who started the paddle steamer trade at Mannum.
The plaque on the Rotunda in memory of Captain Ran...
The beautiful granite boulders left behind by the formation of this "fiery" land millions of years ago.
The beautiful granite boulders left behind by the ...
Some of the herd following DAISEY up from the swamp for milking!
Some of the herd following DAISEY up from the swam...
Redgums standing like ancient sentinels along the cliffs near the dairy
Redgums standing like ancient sentinels along the ...
 
Jun 22, 2019 08:20:51   #
kalebsgrandma (a regular here)
 
Beautiful!!
Jun 22, 2019 08:23:12   #
heidiholly54 (a regular here)
 
Gorgeous!
Jun 22, 2019 08:39:06   #
Pat lamb
 
Thank you. Beautiful
Jun 22, 2019 08:39:34   #
Kansas g-ma (a regular here)
 
Thank you for a great travellog of this part of your country.
Jun 22, 2019 08:41:53   #
crafterwantabe (a regular here)
 
Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing your beautiful country
 
Jun 22, 2019 08:44:25   #
ChristineM (a regular here)
 
kalebsgrandma wrote:
Beautiful!!
On the ferry looking up stream.
On the ferry looking up stream....
The ferry passing us in the opposite direction
The ferry passing us in the opposite direction...
The willows and moorings for houseboats on the Cowirra side of the river
The willows and moorings for houseboats on the Cow...
The restored paddle steamer Marion
The restored paddle steamer Marion...
The Mayflower paddle steamer moored just behind the Marion
The Mayflower paddle steamer moored just behind th...
Heading home between avenues of Eucalypt trees.
Heading home between avenues of Eucalypt trees....
Huge red gums either side of the road.
Huge red gums either side of the road....
Jun 22, 2019 08:50:58   #
HOVE (a regular here)
 
Beautiful!
Jun 22, 2019 08:56:35   #
marilyngf (a regular here)
 
lovely photos
Jun 22, 2019 09:01:42   #
Maw Maw Judy (a regular here)
 
Beautiful country. Thanks for sharing.
Jun 22, 2019 09:07:47   #
Sharon19441841
 
Thank you for all the lovely pictures and the explanation of what the pictures are. Truly enjoyed your post.
 
Jun 22, 2019 09:28:41   #
Jean K (a regular here)
 
Wow! Thank you for the beautiful photo tour of your part of the world! So beautiful.
Jun 22, 2019 09:36:02   #
ditchwitch
 
That sky!!! Beautiful! Thank you. That 1956 flood must have been a horror.
Jun 22, 2019 10:18:21   #
Crochetnknit
 
Thanks for the tour. I'll never get to your great country so this is a treat!
Jun 22, 2019 10:29:27   #
berigora (a regular here)
 
Fabulous photos Christine! I remember some of those boats from a visit to that part of the world (some years ago now). And I love those river red gums - Australia's best tree IMO.
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