We set out on a calm morning after viewing a spectacular view of the Murray River on sunrise. Without any wind, the reflection of the trees looked like a kaleidoscope (with two mirrors).
We booked a time to pass Lock 15 and had to race there because Kiam was stopping to take lots of pictures in the morning. River Spirit got us there beautifully and it was breathtaking gliding through ‘glass’ at about 46km/hr. By mid-morning the temperature was rising very quickly and getting a bit windy at times.
At our camp site, we had to take dips in the river to keep cool.
Birds can be seen coming down to the river banks for a drink. We were relieved the sun set but the heat stayed on until the early morning. While we had some sleep, it night was interrupted by a shower, strong winds (we were sleeping under red gum trees) and sounds of animal activity throughout the night.