Trip to Mannum on the River Murray today.
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.
See the measurements on the marker attached near the Coochie which shows how high the 1956 flood was.
The huge Murray Princess Paddlesteamer.
The front of the Murray Princess
A brief history of how Mannum was built on the paddle steamer trade
The plaque on the Rotunda in memory of Captain Randell who started the paddle steamer trade at Mannum.
The beautiful granite boulders left behind by the formation of this "fiery" land millions of years ago.
Some of the herd following DAISEY up from the swamp for milking!
Redgums standing like ancient sentinels along the cliffs near the dairy
Thank you for a great travellog of this part of your country.
Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing your beautiful country
On the ferry looking up stream.
The ferry passing us in the opposite direction
The willows and moorings for houseboats on the Cowirra side of the river
The restored paddle steamer Marion
The Mayflower paddle steamer moored just behind the Marion
Heading home between avenues of Eucalypt trees.
Huge red gums either side of the road.
Beautiful country. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for all the lovely pictures and the explanation of what the pictures are. Truly enjoyed your post.
Wow! Thank you for the beautiful photo tour of your part of the world! So beautiful.
That sky!!! Beautiful! Thank you. That 1956 flood must have been a horror.
Thanks for the tour. I'll never get to your great country so this is a treat!
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.