Second report from down under

We are in the south-eastern part of Australia at Lake Hume, about three hours north of Melbourne. Melbourne is at the “bottom” or south of the continent. The lake is large and provides irrigation water all the way to the sea.

The Murray–Darling basin is a large geographical area in the interior of southeastern Australia. Its name is derived from its two major rivers, the Murray River and the Darling River. The basin, which drains around one-seventh of the Australian land mass, is one of the most significant agricultural areas in Australia. It spans most of the states of New South Wales, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory, and parts of the states of Queensland (lower third) and South Australia (southeastern corner). The the Murray River is 1,570 miles long.

We are staying at a car/van camp with cabins. Very popular in Australia. Lots of things for the kids to do. While Joan and I prefer little chocolates on our pillows each evening, this place has been great for the young families. The new little girls are cute and easy-going. The parents are numb, but that’s what they get for having children of their own.

In no particular order, photos follows:

Milan, Petra and Fletcher celebrate the Chinese year of the goat in Australia.

Milan, Petra and Fletcher celebrate the Chinese year of the goat in Australia.

 

Keller, Lisa, Petra, Milan and Fletcher. Old guy on right is not an aboriginal.

Keller, Lisa, Petra, Milan and Fletcher. Old guy on right is not an aboriginal.

Big damn bird about ten feet from our cabin

Big damn bird about ten feet from our cabin

Sunset over Lake Hume

Sunset over Lake Hume

RGK

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