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Archive for October 9, 2019

Temporary Tourist – Goolwa

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I booked a little cruise on the Oscar W, a steam driven, wood fired, authentic, working paddle steamer built at Echuca, Victoria in 1908. It now operates out of Goolwa wharf and I thought it would make a lovely outing on a Spring day. We didn’t exactly get lovely Spring weather but we did have a nice day out.

It was Market Day and the Carparks overflowing but we were lucky to find a park just beyond the Hindmarsh Island Bridge.

The building of HIndmarsh Island Bridge upset many of the local Aboriginal people. I think it is a stylish bridge.

We walked back to the wharf where the Osacr W was moored.

There was a fundraising raffle held while we were on board.

There was a lot of activity on the wharf, a big cake celebrating Oscar W’s 111th birthday was being cut up and slices distributed to allcomers.

After a nice hot drink we walked over to check out the Market.

After a delicious meal at the Saltwater Cafe we headed back home, it was a lovely day out.