The Murray River

Jan 3 to 9  Our first experience of the great Murray River occurs at Yarrawonga. First impressions – not that big and very muddy !! Yarrawonga, which is in Victoria,  is twinned with its sister town Mulwala over the river in New South Wales. We find this situation very often and it goes back to the time when poker machine gambling was banned in Victoria but not in NSW. Hence, these ‘twin towns’ developed all along the Murray.

We play golf at Yarrawonga Mulwala, at Cobram and also at Howlong, where Siobhan blows away the competition with 43 points ! Howlong was a typical example of a really friendly country golf course, a pleasure to play. Note the picture taken at Yarrawonga which shows the flood water level in 1993.

Rutherglen is famous for its ‘stickies’ – impossible not to sample some and invest in a couple of bottles. Take a look at the photo of the sand greens at the Rutherglen Golf Club.

Yarrawonga / Mulwala is the site of the first of many weirs along the Murray. As a result the huge man-made Lake Mulwala provides a large body of water for all kinds of water sports – providing you can avoid the thousands of dead trees !!

The weather is now heating up with most days aver 30 degs – even the local sheep have to take to the shade of a tree !


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