Echuca – Day 2

We were woken up this morning by the sound of what seemed like thousands of birds flying over the park calling to all residents to wake up.  It was a cold morning followed by a great sunny warm day.

At about 9.30am I walked into town and it was just as well I took my camera as what should I find but the National Holden Motor Museum.  A highlight for me was the 1969 Holden Hurricane – a very futuristic prototype project that unfortunately didn’t get past the prototype stage.  It has been temporarily on display in Echuca and soon heads off to the USA for a tour!

Holden Hurricane at the National Holden Motor Museum

Holden Hurricane at the National Holden Motor Museum

If you’re interested, you can Click Here to see more about the Holden Motor Museum on my Classic Car Photography website.

Ann took her time, talked to the neighbours and caught up on her email.  Later we caught up for a walk around the town and Port area as well as lunch at the Moama Bakery.

There is a huge redevelopment happening at the Port.  The Port of Echuca Revitalisation Project and Interpretive Centre is due for completion in November 2013.  We walked quite a distance along the River and were very surprised to see how low the water level is.  There are very long ramps out to the boats and they seem to have to navigate their way down the centre of the river. Water levels appeared to be as low as they were when we were here in 2006.  Melbourne has had a lot of rain but it would seem that the country areas have missed out.  It will be interesting to see if it has impacted the water levels at Wentworth where the Murray and the Darling Rivers meet.

Very long walks out to the river boats

Very long walks out to the river boats

River Boats

River Boats

Murray River appeared very low at Echuca Port May 2013 Paddle Steamers seemed to have to use the middle of the river to get depth

Thong Trees

Thong Trees

We were pretty tired when we returned to the van at about 2.30pm so we sat in the sun and enjoyed a cup of tea with the dozens of very fat and tame ducks who graze here in the park.  They are not deterred even when we tell them that we have a very good recipe for braised duck with Asian greens!!

After we had recovered from our day wandering around Echuca, we drove in to the supermarket for some supplies.  We timed it badly as we got caught in the after school traffic jams!  What were we thinking!

Then it was back to the caravan for dinner, internet and TV.

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3 thoughts on “Echuca – Day 2

  1. Echuca is just gorgeous. I didn’t see the 1969 Holden Hurricane at the museum when Dillon and I were there years ago.

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