08.04.2014 - 10.04.2014 22 °C
On Wednesday we went to Swan Hill and walked around the city in the rain. We did some shopping then back to the vans for lunch.
Didn’t sleep too well last night as the rain was quite heavy and we were parked in ‘Black Soil’ and I kept wondering how Pommy Bob was going to get us all out of this onto solid ground. (He has a four wheel drive whereas our is only 2 wheel.
Well I could have saved myself all that worry and lack of sleep as Bob went ahead of us and got completely bogged (both car and caravan) where we passed right by him and made it out of the mud.
We unhooked our van and carefully went back to him, connected up our ‘snatch strap’ and pulled but him and his van out of the sticky mud. A 2WD Isuzu to the rescue of a Mitsubishi 4WD.
Anyway after all that excitement we drove through Swan Hill to Lake Boga where we had morning tea. An old water pump was on show which was used to provide water for irrigation. It could pump 3,000, 000 gals per day.
Then on to Kerang for lunch and a look around town. There is a lovely old water tower here.
Onwards through Boort to Charlton for the night.
After leaving the Murray Valley Highway at Kerang we noticed that the country seems to be much more productive. The fields are a lovely green.