Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friday 10th May 2013 Gladstone - Paringa - Somewhere near SA, VIC and NSW

Seeing that I made twice as much rice as necessary for dinner, breakfast was a sort of rice pudding made from sweetened condensed milk and chopped up apricot delight. It was a great start to the day, seeing that we only had a 3 hour drive instead of 7-odd!

Our destination was the Paringa Bakery outside of Renmark where we were catching up with our friend from dragon boating days, Dennis. He was taking us to a friend's property on the banks of the Murray on the Victorian side, who met us mid afternoon and took us for a trip in his tinny for about an hour and a half. We went right up to a place called McCabe's Corner, which is the junction of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales. As this spot is actually on private property, the plaque there isn't often accessed by visitors, so we felt very privileged indeed. The boys loved sitting up front, sniffing hard as we whizzed along, we must have looked a bit of a sight to a couple of huge houseboats and their occupants moored nearby.

Back to camp, where a good hardwood fire was set up for the camp stew, and a couple of reds may also have been involved.

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