Wednesday, 9 January 2008


I took a brief trip back from Goolwa Beach yesterday via the river front of the River Murray Estuary.
If you are down that way you should go, as it is appalling and I guess you don't take it in until you see it. Or at least I didn't.
The very lovely bird-hide in the reeds at the end of Bristow Smith Avenue, is now at least 100 metres away from any water (previously a couple of metres), and th famous Jet Skis are this year not running because the water is too shallow.
Now the river is a funny place. I can remember the carp plague of the mid 70s when you could go to the barrages and dip a paper bag in and catch (if you wanted to) any number of fish...just throw the bag away as it would have disintegrated!
God help us if we don't fix this up.
Would that the picture (left) of former days would soon return!

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