Saturday, February 26, 2011

A train ride and the wooden boat show at Goolwa

We were up early this morning going to the market and collect the papers and then on to Goolwa in the cockle train, which you can just see arriving at the station, unfortunately we dont have the steam train in summer due to fires so we had this one.
We chose to sit in the centenary carraige which had all these lovely fittings and was beautifully comfortable.
In the bottom right side you can see what some of the view is like from the train, it follows a lot of the beaches we walk on. There is a wonderful bridge that lets this little stream out to sea.
When we got to Goolwa there were boats and more boats, people and more people, it was a hot, sticky and fascinating day. You can just see the paddle steamer in the bottom center and above it a couple of steam boats, not sure about the one with sails, I heard them say this was found in the middle of the desert at Kalgoolie and put back together.
At one stage we owned and loved a Hartley TS 16 but as with all things wooden they take a lot of upkeep.
I have lots more photos but it was really hard to get good ones as there were so many people.
We finally found a shady table and chairs and had lunch and recovered before we caught the train back home again.
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Alison said...

Sounds like a lovely day.

annie said...

I agree with Alison, I would have loved to take that trip, so thanks for taking us along a little way.

Hildred and Charles said...

Oh there you are, Penny, on that cockle train again. Sounds like a lovely day, even though sticky and warm. Your photos are wonderful, - thanks for sharing.