Day 3. Mildura to Burra, via Wentworth.

Three states in one day!

A quick pop over the Murray into NSW, we went to visit Wentworth. A gorgeous little town at the junction of the Murray and Darling Rivers. It was an important town at the time of the river trade and apparently was in the top 3 places to put our nations capital at the time of federation. We visited the old Wentworth Gaol which freaked Patrick out. He has sworn off a life of crime – what a relief.

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Next to Perry Sandhills -a complex of sand dunes just out of town. Unfortunately despite finding pieces of cardboard we didn’t manage to slide down any. The kids still think the Powlett River ones are the best with Snowdrift coming in second. Last stop in Wentworth was the old port and the meeting of the rivers.

Off to South Australia. Sadly at the border our fruit and veges were taken by quarantine, except carrots and corn, and the bananas that were quickly consumed.

Although we originally aimed for Port Augusta today with the detour to Wentworth there was no way we were going to make it. So Burra was the new overnight stop, and what a little gem. The campsite was small and perfectly situated on the river with a view across it to an old church. Burra is an old mining town with perfectly preserved old buildings and a great old open cut mine to see.

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Dinner of sausages, carrots and corn.

Music by Sunraysia radio and then the football.   Agghhh I hate Geelong, more than Carlton!!!!   Sorry Katrina but I needed all of those exclamation marks, I presumed it will be softened by the sentiment of hating a team more than Carlton. Really I only dislike Carlton and it is based in a long history.

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3 Responses to Day 3. Mildura to Burra, via Wentworth.

  1. Kate W says:

    You forgot to tag that post ‘grammar crime’!

  2. John McCarthy says:

    Really enjoying the commentry, the photos are fantastic
    stay safe
    John & Marg

  3. Rebekah says:

    Mmmmm – Emma – a few more apologies required !!!! That’s alright, we’ll beat Geelong for you this weekend.

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