From Mannum to Eucha return
13.05.2005 - 16.03.2017 23 °C
We went to the 2005 Travel Show in Perth to research our first trip to Europe since I retired. We picked up many brochures and when at one of the counters the staff asked me whether I would like to enter their free raffle - A Trip for Two, to South Australia and 3 nights on the Murray River Paddle steamer, return airfares included. I said "No Thank You, you will only phone me with travel requests". He said he would not phone me, however Wednesday morning the phone call came - we had won the trip!
The Paddle steamer was old style, from turn of the century, The Murray River is the largest river in Australia and the paddle steamer a delight to travel on. The journey took us inland, past irrigation farmlands, orchards, Aboriginal reserves, and small country towns.