A trip on a paddle steamer

We had a pleasant little paddle steamer trip up the river from Echuca to Morrison’s Winery where we had a lovely lunch.

Our Paddle Steamer

Our Paddle Steamer

Paul and I.

Paul and I.

Amazing to see the workings of the paddle steamer, which brought to mind the saying, ‘running like a well oiled machine’.

The engineer stocking the fire.

The engineer stocking the fire.

I even got to steer the ship.

First mate Chris!

First mate Chris!

After a two day dash we’re now camped at Koala Shores caravan park, in Port Stephens. Our friends Bruce and Wendy are also here, so as well as enjoying the peaceful tranquility of the Tilligery creek, we’re enjoying the company of old friends.

Now camped on the shores of Tilligery creek.

Now camped on the shores of Tilligery creek.

Today, it’s warm and balmy prior to the arrival of some rain tomorrow. Only one day though, then it’ll be a return to more pleasant days we think. I think we’ve finally caught up to the weather we’ve been seeking and can now start to meander slowly up the coast, with time to stop and smell the roses (or to try and spot koalas). So far no luck at Koala spotting, a really pleasant walk though trying.