Mercure Port Of Echuca
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Breaky on the terrace & a slow start. Lots of farewells to out very generous hosts. As they were about to drop us off about 15 km from our destination, we saw 2 pelegrinos. Would have been embarrassing to get out of the car & start walking then.
So They dropped us off at pellegrue, which meant only a 6 km walk hardly even a walk. Quite hot, no wind thru vines, sunflower fields & forests. Easy! The refuge is not open till 4, so ...
... and the scenery of vines, water and birdlife was really great. There weren't many on the steamer either, so we didn't feel boxed in. Victoria go on holidays today, while NSW have another week. Our steamer was the SS Pevensey, which was the Philladelphia in the series All The Rivers Run. The trip took 1/2 hr up each way with 1-1/2 hrs at the winery, getting back into Echuca at 2.30. We wandered around ...
... cool. We had a short drive anyway so there was no rush... We stopped off at the Giant Strawberry for morning tea which was a great decision. It's a working farm so there were lots of yummy treats! The boys enjoyed homemade strawberry ice-cream whilst Daz and Trace made very short work of strawberry pancakes. Yummo!!! We also bought a couple of treats for the road :)
We then drove through to Echuca, arriving by 130pm. By this time it was really hot! We finally chose ...
This morning we had a look around Port Pirie. Very old town with lots of old stone homes. Walked along the small port area and bought some seafood for lunch on the road and tea tonight. As we head off we have the Flinders ranges on the right hand side and the sea on the left hand side. Great views! Then we head to Port Augusta a larger town. Had a brief look at ...
... and we were sailing down the banks of the Murray River.
The Port is being restored, however you would never know because it is now in its final stages and the tours within the buildings are always bustling with tourists.
On the day of departure, luckily it was Market Day at the Echuca Moama Market which is located at the Soundshell Gardens and features collectables, fresh produce, clothing and for the kids - pony rides.