2017 YRPS Weekend Trip to Echuca

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Friday 29th September, fifteen members and spouses headed for Echuca for the long weekend.  The weekend itinerary was quite full, but with plenty of time to venture out on your own. The motel was close enough that we mostly travelled on foot, only 15 minutes to the Historic Port of Echuca, pubs, restaurants and shops. 

Saturday saw some of us rise early for a walk around town, before breakfast at a local cafe. Everyone made their way down to the meeting place for 10.00 am, ready to board the paddle steamer Canberra. This was a good vantage point in the middle of the river, especially when you have another paddle steamer on your tail.

After lunch, we headed for the steam engine and farm machinery sheds at Rotary Park. Michael Stansbury, the past president of the Rotary in Echuca, kindly gave us the run of the site. Lots of old traction engines, trucks and general machinery. Sunday morning was an early breakfast, packed the car and headed towards home, although some others ventured off in other directions to see what they had missed on the weekend. All in all, it was a wonderful weekend with enthusiastic fellow photographers.