Murray River

Murray River, originally uploaded by gypsy woman1.

The time had come to move on and “hit the road Jack”. We actually had a slight hiccup …Marion gave me excellent directions on how to find the correct route out of town, but somehow (don’t know how!!!…) we found ourselves on the wrong freeway, heading back west and to make matters worse there was a huge traffic jam with every thing at a standstill. We decided to turn the GPS on as we were totally confused and had no map with us and had no idea how to get out of Adelaide. Eventually the traffic started to move, 3 lanes had to filter into one passed a very bad accident. George the GPS took us off the freeway and back into Adelaide to find the correct way and he took us right back to Marion’s front door…

It seems as though Matilda didn’t want to leave Adelaide either, she had a good rest there…

Eventually we were into Adelaide Hills and slowly, very slowly, climbed up and over. I wanted to have a look at the Murray River so we stopped at Murray Bridge township. It was 2-30pm and just in time to catch the paddle boat cruise down the mighty Murray. We got slightly lost finding our way to the jetty and had to pull up and ask a local, yes we are running true to form…. but the captain knew we were coming so waited for us, only one other family on board…

The Murray has risen 6 feet in the past 4 months and more is expected from the floods in Queensland. It is now at its normal level and if it hadn’t been so low due to drought conditions it would be a flood as bad as the 1956 flood. We saw a video of that and it really was a disaster.

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