Sunday, November 7, 2010

At Murray Bridge and the River

Last weekend was my day off, I suggest to my hubby where we can go on that Sunday. I've said to him if we can go somewhere not on the beach this time, it's not that I don't like beach but because we can go there anytime aside it's just accessible for us just 10-20 miuntes drive only if we chooses where beaches to go. Without telling to me, he just drive heading to the hill side, I was thinking we're going to Mt. lofty as I mention to him if there is a chance we can go there again to take some photos as I can't find some of the photos during my vacation here last 2006 and Mt. Lofty was one of  them, a popular spot in Adelaide which attracts tourist.

I'm clueless on our destination but soon I seem to know where we going reading the road signs direction . We are driving in Princess highway, a long road with 100-120km per hour speed limit going to Mt. Barker or either Murray bridge but soon he end up telling me that we are going to Murray was still part of Adelaide but a country drive. It's my first time to visit there and I love it a nice road trip even takes about 50-60 minutes drive on that speed. It's a lovely sunny day when we left at home but as we drive halfway to Murray Bridge it's raining heavily, looks like its not a good timing going there but we don't think of going back even the weather is not so good. My hubby  haven't been there for so many years that he forgot some of the attractions especially the Riverbank that bcome the tourist and summer attraction of the people.  We almost lost and went somewhere that has a river view we thought it's a Riverbank but a caravan camping reserve called Avoca Dell reserve, very quite and peaceful place, very nice to unwind, picnic and have a romantic moment on the river side park. It's very cold outside with a spitting rain, I went out of the car with hubby but quickly return back in the car after a shortwhile wandering the place as I can't bear the cold. Hubby stays outside while taking photos of the river and the private house boat cruising in the river, even had a little chat with the boat owner

After hubby had his fun taking photos, we went somewhere looking for direction of the Riverbank.  Finally we found just under the Murray Bridge that we have passed along the way earlier, it's a place where you can book for a river cruise and look for some attractions. There we took a few photos of the bridge, an old train, the myth of bunyip and other sceneries which you can see on my next entries.

We still made our day fantastic depsite of the unpredictable weather that day. Now, here are some series of photos while we are there. Again some will be posted on the next entry hope you'll always be there to follow  and visit my blog. Thanks

On the way we passed a tunnel called Eagle on the Hill probably a 500 meters long

The view of the bridge taken inside the car

From riverbank view of the bridge used for cars only

This bridge is for train only 
That's me standing on a dead tree beside the river on Avoca Dell Reserve park side of the river

One of the private house boat on river sid sometimes group of people hire, like a corporate function, party to dirn and drunk inside or cruise along the long river of Murray, if you can see further behind the boat there is another boat cruising.

I can see boat is coming ...

It's getting closer and closer now....

The oncoming boat just finish cruising, I was surprised to see the mother and daughter tugged the boat with themselves, hmmm would be nice to dream and own a private house boat like that. Dream dream dreammmmm.
If you can see the lady wearing a red top tugging the boat


Kim, USA said...

This looks like fun. Like the bridges shots too. Happy Monday!
MYM-At the store

☆Mama Ko☆ said...

Wonderful shots and view

Have some snackerz for MYM

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures and it does look like a fun trip! Love the bridges and that's a pretty neat boat! Hope you have a wonderful week! Enjoy!


J Bar said...

Interesting shots.
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BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful My World posting

Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Rajesh said...

Very exciting trip. The images are beautiful.

Carver said...

Sounds like a fun time. I love the bridges and other shots too.

Al said...

Despite the weather that does look like a nice day, and the photos are very good. I don't remember the last time we had a rainy day like that, usually the storms come and go within an hour in the summer, and in the winter it's snow!

Donnie said...

Those were gorgeous photo's. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...


Water seekers cannot get
Too much moisture, too much wet;
Though they seek both far and wide,
They will not be satisfied
Till their eyes behold a place
Filled with water, every space;
Lovely stuff, that H2O—
Water, water, let it flow!

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BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,

Regards, Bram

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Pearl Maple said...

great collection of photos, that dead tree is and interesting find, and kind of funny, we had similar cloudy skies this week too

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