Thursday, July 27, 2006
Views of the world
And gee mates there are so many different birds in this area.
I saw a Great Egret, a Pied Cormorant and more seagulls sitting on the jetty. The Egret has a really long neck and sits with it in a crook shape.
And there are fishermen in Vicki's road who catch and sell fish. Yummy.
Some of these have funny names too. Coorong Mullet, Mulloway and Bream.
I got to stop at the highest point on Hindmarsh Island and look at the monument that has been erected to commemorate the sighting of the Murray River exit to the ocean.
And I spied the Murray River in the distance as it finally finished its long journey through Australia and exited to the ocean.
The Murray is continuously navigable for 1986 kilometres from Goolwa to Yarrawonga Weir. In this length there are thirteen weirs incorporating locks. For the last couple of years there has been 2 dredges at the Murray Mouth dredging to keep it open to the ocean.