We survived our first night! Had a great tea - gnocchi and eggplant curry!!! ha ha ha indian meets italian - this might be the start of something new in the food world! gnocchi is easy and quick to cook and the curries are easy to heat up so we combined the 2 and we have 6 of these meals with us at the moment ...
We set of around 8.30am this morning - a little weary in the arms but not sore ...
Not much camping about especially on the victorian side - there are some lovely spots on the nsw side but I dare not even look in that direction in case the farmer comes down with a shot gun! There was some good ones around the 2164 to 2160 on the victorian side. There are very few km markers - in the 20km today our first one was at the 16km mark. At the moment I am using the spatial vision maps until Yarrawonga and then will switch to the Murray river charts to Renmark and then back to the Spatial vision ones. Personally I prefer the Murray river charts - so easy to see what is up ahead with regard to beaches, snags etc.
had a wee bit of a change with the embankments today -
We had a cuppa at a great spot that would make a perfect campspot so we have earmarked it for next time! It is around the 2164km mark and is a tiny island with a lagoon that is sheltered.
Fortunately for us we managed to have a quick wash in the river before the temperature dropped, but the O'Brien curse kicked in today (even Neil said that I had bad luck) but it goes something a bit like this - we haven't seen anyone all day yesterday and today and then when I go to have a wash in the river I have to quickly get out and sprint up the embankment and seek shelter in real tiny vestibule as there is a f*#$%n boat coming - the damn thing didn't come when Neil was having a wash ... no it has to come by when I am having a wash ... how unlucky is that! see Dad and Sharon I am beginning to think like you 2 and apply the so called O'Brien curse to these sorts of things!
Tomorrow we will do another 20km or so and then on Sunday a short day to Howlong.