Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tues 11 June 2013 - Murray Bridge - Wellington - Tailem Bend - Murray Bridge

Another drizzly day equals another day in the car, but it held off long enough to have a good walk around the wetlands area opposite the park. We then stocked up on some groceries and got some lunch, then went to Sturt Reserve to eat it and be treated by the scary noises of the Bunyip in the bunker. Fortunately, someone else got to spend their hard earned coin for that.

We then drove down the western side of Lake Alexandrina to Wellington, and took the ferry across to Jervois, continuing this time a little way down the eastern side of the lake in the hope of seeing where the Murray joined the lake. Sadly, all roads led to private property, and I was chastised by a friend who questioned our adventurous spirit for not trespassing anyway!

The upshot of this day trip was that we had identified spots where we may have stayed - at Wellington and Tailem Bend - as being ones we wouldn't have enjoyed particularly. The general plan prior to departure now gave us a couple of days up our sleeve, and it's better to be ahead of schedule than behind it. So we decided, pending the next few days weather report, to either go to Goolwa as planned on the western side for 2 or 3 days where the mouth of the Murray exits the Coorong, or around to Meningie on the eastern side, which would also allow us to go further south as far as a day trip would allow, and also back around to Goolwa for a day trip but not stay there.

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