Sunday, 26 June 2016

Finley, New South Wales.

A bit of a rough trip across Bass Strait but we were ok and arrived in Melbourne in the State of Victoria safety.

Finley was known as Murray Hut until 1893.  Europeans first settled the  area around Finley in the early 1840's, with wheat becoming the main crop.
There was a severe drought, combined with the Great Depression of the early 1930's, forced many farmers to abandon their holdings.
In 1935, construction of the Mulwala Canal began in order to provide employment and bring water to the area's rich farmland.
Population is about 2,000  people living in the area.

The photo is of a lake next to the Caravan park.  A pleasant walk around the lake after sitting as a passenger in the vehicle most of the day.


It rained all night so I was told.

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  1. I am glad you arrived safely, Margaret. Lovely photo.

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    1. Thanks Linda. We have a long way to travel to get to Cairns.

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  2. Hello Margaret,
    What a great picture. Amazing this dynamic sky.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  3. a great picture, but coming from you I'm not surprised ! haha ! the shades of colors are gorgeous !

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  4. Nice to hear you have reached your destination travel safely love from poland

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    1. Thanks Gosia. Long way to go yet before we arrive in Cairns.

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  5. Beautiful lake scene. Good to know you reached safely.

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    1. Thanks Nancy, it was lovely by the lake, enjoyed the walk.

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  6. Gorgeous skies. And I am also glad you arrived safely.

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  7. I am glad of that has arrived to his destiny although time is of rainy, the clouds of the photo, him does foreshadow.

    Kisses

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    1. Thank you.
      The paddocks were very wet in some areas.

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  8. I'm no fan of boats of any kind and rough seas are not fun, glad you made it ok.
    Merle..........

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    1. Many don't care to travel by ship. I didn't once either, but have been about 15 times on the ship now.

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  9. Finley is NOT on my list of "to visit" places, I can assure you.
    Been through the town a couple of times before I knew more about the
    place.
    My present obnoxious underneath unit neighbour is ex-Finley! I wish
    as do the other residents of the unit block wish to God he had stayed in
    Finley.
    Only 5 Celsius here this morning in Brisbane, that to me is "freezeville".
    Hope you next point of stay blog report is from a place that I like - ha ha.
    You are certainly moving north quickly - "Shanks" must have his spurs on???
    Safe northerly travels.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. The caravan park by the lake was really lovely Colin. Don't know about the town Finley as we usually just drive through.
      Gosh that's cold for Brisbane in the early morn. Where we have been it's been really cold as well. Dolby is one place we are heading to tomorrow and it's only going to be 9degC I believe.
      Always move quickly through Victoria to get to the warmth, but that's a while coming this winter.

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    2. Ohh Colin you speak of Finley with such disdain which Finley certainly does not deserve. Perhaps if you spent the time to visit for a couple of days, and spoke to some locals your opinion would be greatly changed.

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  10. They constructed a canal to bring water! Our current politicians should read this (*~*), not that any of those wusses would do anything about it.

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    1. Yes they did! Amazing..they pollies wouldn't do a thing...the old days were ok after all in some cases.

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  11. Forgot to say how much I like the photo, those fabulous clouds.

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  12. My map shows Finley just over the border in NSW, not Victoria, or is it right on the border? Either way, you've certainly gone through Victoria in a hurry.

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    1. My mistake - Finley is in NSW...we always get to NSW on the first day after getting off the boat - that is if we are going that way :)
      Thanks for seeing my mistake, now fixed :)

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  13. I've not heard anything further about that fellow who has gone missing during a crossing during this past week. I guess he's joined King Neptune.

    The lake looks nice and calm.

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    1. We haven't heard about the man either Lee - he's gone!
      Had a good walk around the lake, wasn't too cold for that.

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  14. I wouldn't enjoy a rough crossing. Glad you made it safely. Lucky you off on another adventure. Looking forward to coming with you.

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    1. Thanks Diane.
      Not a lot of people are fond of the ship when it's rough, thank goodness we were alright. Let's hope the journey home in the coming months is much better.

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  15. Looks like a great spot to stretch your legs. I'd enjoy a walk around that lake too after a long car ride.

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    1. Was good to have a walk. I often do that after a long drive.

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  16. You were oh so close!! Did you wave as you went past? Judging by the photo was it Thursday night?!?!?
    I hope you have the best of times travelling north to the warmth.
    Drive safely.

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    1. Yes, I waved and said 'hello', wondering how far you were away from 'your' town.
      Thursday evening it was - well done :)
      Thank you.

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  17. The first trip my parents took on a ship was from Melbourne to Tassie and then back again and both liked it a lot which is why mum wanted to go on a cruise.

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  18. It's a beautiful lake with wonderful clouds!

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  19. Lovely image of beautiful lake at night.

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  20. what a lovely calm place to sit and feel blessed dear hugs

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  21. I would have loved to join you on your journey across the Bass Strait. In some ways a rough sea is an exciting and wonder=filled experience.

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    1. Certainly a different way to travel but to get our own vehicle and caravan to other States of Australia we need to board the ship. There are day sailings sometimes.
      It's an a adventure on it's own.

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  22. Glad that you arrived safe and well.
    That is a lovely photo, and I too would have enjoyed a walk around the lake after sitting as a passenger in a vehicle for most of the day.

    Take care

    All the best Jan

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    1. There have been many long travelling days so far.

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    1. Hoping I will have more clouds and 'trees' to show you.

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