richoztrek: Richos trek oz 2013 travel blog

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Our first (and probably last) winery visit

Set up at Victor Harbor


(Ben)

Before leaving Mannum this morning we spent a couple of hours checking out the museum detailing some of the history of paddle steamers on the Murray. The P.S. Marion first began operating on the river 116 years ago and, after some restoration, still makes occasional trips out of Mannum. She's docked at the museum and we had the chance to look through her as well. Inside the museum the kids (and adults!) also enjoyed the simulation which involved steering a paddle steamer down a winding river.

We then made our way south and back towards the west a little to reach Victor Harbor. On the way we called in at our first cellar door. We've already been through plenty of great winery country on our trip but being wine philistines we haven't made it a priority to visit any. I did however actually remember drinking a Bleasdale wine before, and quite liking it, so we called in on our way through Langhorne Creek. Must admit, we can't really get excited about the whole wine tasting thing but we did try a few wines (and even buy a few!)

Arriving in Victor Harbor in the arvo we found a caravan park and got on with the job of doing the laundry, refilling all the water tanks, charging all the devices, showering - all the things that need doing after a few days of self-sufficiency.

We haven't got out to see the harbor this afternoon but we hope to do so in the morning before we make tracks.



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