What a difference this morning, cool, overcast, hint of rain and no wind to speak of. We decided to walk into town, took a few wrong turns and it took all of two hours to get back. After breakfast we sat and admired the ducks and spent some time trying to identify the two breeds here. Not easy when the light is not brilliant and the birds don't pose the same way the book illustrates them.
Mid morning we headed off to the two 'lookouts' identified in the local brochure. One overlooks the cliffs on the river and the other a general view of the orchards and vineyards that surround the town. We crossed the Murray on the Paringa Bridge which one of only a few that spans the Murray and has an opening section to permit river traffic.
On our way back to the caravan we came up on a number of young men who had just vacated the pool. Most were attired in just board-shorts with bare torsos, one of them looked familiar, even from behind. It must have been the dreadlocks and when he turned to face us we recognised that cheeky grin. Yes, Michael from the Renovators show. The things you see when you don't have a camera ready.
From lunch time on the rain, whilst not heavy, was constant and precluded any outdoor activity. We shut down as much of the van as we could and spent the afternoon indoors.
We're contemplating the prospect of curtailing our trip home and could well see us home four or five days sooner than planned. There is really no need for us to be out here and if the rain continues there's not a lot we can do anyway.
Stay well and travel safely.
Cheers … Tony
Renmark Foreshore Fountains
One Breed of Duck
Another breek od Duck
Murray River Headings Cliffs
Paringa Bridge Opening Section