It has been a while since I last posted. There is a worthy reason for this. The Retired One, his baby brother and I all celebrate milestone birthdays this year. Us olds have reached the venerable age of 70. OMG! What happened?! The baby bro is ten years younger. To the day. So we decided to celebrate in style. Just the three brothers and two wives. We hired a houseboat for five days. Actually, it was a planned pre-hire that did not eventuate. So we took over.
Allow me to introduce you to The Murray Entertainer.
She is a five bedroom/ensuite beauty powered by 2 x 90hp Mercury Sea Pro outboard motors and an in-built generator. Fitted with a very large solar system, gas heating (needed. It is winter), refrigerated air conditioning (not needed. It is not summer) , fully equipped kitchen, smart TV, Wifi, laundry, swim deck, BBQ (much used) …. we were in the lap of luxury with a bed room each.
We drove 168 kilometres north east from Adelaide to a place called Morgan. From whence we embarked onboard the floating palace.
The Murray River graced us with the road less travelled. She is the second longest river in Australia, coursing her way for 2,575 kilometres, meandering through inland plains from NSW, Victoria to South Australia. Her path is filled with spectacular scenery, beautiful skies – and a plenitude of serene tranquillity.
We leisurely cruised her waters between Morgan and Hogwash Bend, a distance of some 60+ kilometres all up. Her waters were a shimmering mirror. An occassional burst of fish bubbles rippled its surface. The odd craft meandered leisurely by, but mostly we were alone.
All is well.
the really stunning photos were taken by the baby brother with his HUGE professional cameras. He’s good. You can find more of his photos here.