Come with me on a holiday to Echuca/Moama and uplift your spirits as you quieten your mind. Start with a look at the PS Etona. This was a gospel Paddle boat that sailed around the river from 1890 to 1920 attending to the people’s spiritual needs. Weddings funerals, anything. It also delivered medicines, food, clothing and much-needed comfort to people in distress. It is in dry dock today if you want a look. Echuca Wharf is an excellent holiday destination for all ages.A home base is essential for a vacation so take a seat at the Port of Echuca’s poolside deck and supervise the children whilst they have a good time in the pool. Note the fragrant, visually stunning rose garden. Also note the platter of of delicious local produce.Check out the footy scores or do some knitting. Or just do nothing for 5 minutes and see what happens.
OK someone cut their foot but I am sure it is peaceful sometimes.
Sharps movie House and Penny Arcade.
Amazing to see what passed as risque once by turning the peepo handle and also the cigarettes children could win for a penny in the days when that was considered acceptable. Also other games that were about skill, chance, test your strength and find out if you were desirable to the opposite sex or not. There was a theatre running old style silent movies which were really entertaining. Out to the Outback of Moama to Benarca State Forest. There was a School House here once but all that remains are the Sugar Gums the children planted. It must have been around 1940 I think but I do know my Uncle Geoff planted one of them.
Here is a picture of Geoffs nephew and friend at the Sugar Gums. The School is gone but the children are still here.
May peace be with us all over the planet.