Update from the Riverland

After spending the new year’s eve and day exploring around the Murray mouth, Goolwa, Hindmarsh Island, Coorong National Park, and Narrung, I arrived back at Waikerie in the Riverland region of South Australia shortly after dawn this morning. I need to slow down for a day or two in order to take stock of where I have been and gather my memories: in fact, I’m considering abandoning the next leg to the source of the Murray River in the Australian Alps. With only one week left to spare, I suspect it will be too much of a rush job. I’ve found a handy recharge point outside the Waikerie Library, so I’ll chill here for a bit while my devices recharge and see how the day develops.

We’ve had some extremely hot and windy days of late, making daytime photography both difficult and unpleasant. The opportunities for low light photography have been great though. It is a good thing I purchased a lens suited to that purpose before I began the journey.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year, and looking forward to catching up with your blogs when I have returned home.

Lake Bonney, South Australia

Lake Bonney, South Australia

Lake Bonney, South Australia

Lake Bonney, South Australia

10 responses

  1. Lake Bonney….how exquisitely beautiful, how “bonnie” indeed! Your wonderful photo has the bare branches and reflections looking like dancers to me, dancing on water…..

    • Thanks, John. Vincent gave up on me yesterday and our traveling has ground to an abrupt halt, but Riverland is not such a bad place to be stranded indefinitely. We should have a better idea after Monday morning what our options are. At least I was spared the trouble of having to decide whether or not to abandon the trip into the alps!

  2. i daresay you are getting sublime photographs here, lets say it was part of the plan, maybe this trip was about art more than a destination of a particular point, truly ‘going with the flow’ – tho’ for the moment perhaps on pause, I’d say it was WELL worth the trouble. gorgeous.

    • Thanks, Kathi. The troubles brought me a lot closer to the countryside, and to the workings of my mind, than I could have imagined: also to that bull in the moonlit muddy paddock at Tilpa that woke me from a shortly past-midnight dream with snorts and breathing in my face!

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