Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Middleton and Hindmarsh Island

Hello~I feel I need an echo. Hello!

Yes it has been awhile. I lost my voice, or at least penmanship. Generally a lack of motivation to hit the keys and in particular to take the time to up load photos. By the time I actually get around to having a chit chat about events it feels so old and stale that its  just ho hum. Do you  feel this way?

The birds apparently couldn't care less what I did. Totally absorbed in soaking up the rays whilst lounging around on deck. I drove my daughter to Middleton yesterday for a surf (school holidays  here) and did not want to sit on the beach due to the fact that my back has been out of alignment this past week. So I headed to the next town ,Goolwa, in search of fabric for an Amy Butler mini quilt swap. Of course I headed in the wrong direction and ended up across the Murray River on Hindmarsh Island. Well I was there so I might as well stop and take a few photos. Such a tourist. There is plenty to see if you head to the Coorong but I was limited in time so restricted myself to accessing the waterways near the bridge which had a few reed beds and a lookout area in close proximity.

The stumps are part of the old crossing by ferry/barge, which was the only means to access the island until the bridge was built. I remember crossing the river with the family and car on holidays, in some ways it was the highlight of the trip being pulled across the Murray by cable.

The local water hens strutt across the top of the reed beds, a fine balancing act of nature.

What would the Murray River be without pelicans. On the way down to Middleton we saw a formation of pelicans in flight, truly magnificent to see. Pity I was unable to pull over to snap a few pics.

Yes I can see you, but really why should I be bothered. I'm too busy soaking up the sun.

Back a Middleton beach and waiting for my daughter I snapped some of the see grasses  and soft corals.

This seagull was playing with his food. I caught it mid flight. How clever is that ?

No real surf to speak of , but a play in the waves with the board was satisfactory.
Oh a I did find the material shop.