Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sunday 9 September 2012- Day 16

Today was the day we had all been waiting for, the big celebration for the PS Melbourne’s 100th Birthday, however there was a few sore heads amongst the crew, a sign that Mildura’s night life had been pretty good.  Michael … Continue reading

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Saturday 8 September 2012- Day 15

After our first and only night on the Darling River we used the shower facilities at the local caravan park and enjoyed a light breakfast. A coffee run was organised by Anthony and Mark, and once a collection was done … Continue reading

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Friday 7 September 2012- Day 14

After a relaxing day yesterday, we steamed up the old girl in readiness to cruise from Mildura to Wentworth to meet the SA vessels who were also making the journey from their home ports to help celebrate with the PS … Continue reading

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Thursday 6 September 2012- Day 13

We woke late today, and Andrew our cook made pancakes and scrambled eggs. Crew were very excited today as we had a rest day in Mildura. This gave everyone a change do the washing, go out for lunch and just … Continue reading

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Wednesday 5 September 2012- Day 12

Is a pink sky in the morning a sailors warning? Hmmmm well if that was the case we were in for an interesting day! As the PS Adelaide sat moored on the Victorian side the sun rose over the trees … Continue reading

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Tuesday 4 September 2012- Day 11

French toast, bacon and maple syrup was on the menu this morning for breakfast, cooked on the wood stove in our galley.  Our 80-100 pounds of steam was up by 7.30am in readiness for our departure. First stop was the … Continue reading

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Monday 3 September 2012- Day 10

After a surprisingly quite night of sleep, considering we were moored right next to the Murray Valley Hwy, we had a later start than expected, for o reason in particular, crew were just enjoying their breakfast and the warmer weather. … Continue reading

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Sunday 2 September 2012- Day 9

The RTA bridge workers were very kind to come back and raise the bridge for us on a Sunday morning, as they had arrived early the day before to let us through however we never arrived, stoped at Wood Wood. … Continue reading

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Saturday 1 September 2012- Day 8

Well, as promised by Steve Clark, (local welder) he arrived to the stranded PS Adelaide at 6am. After a quick assessment he advised that he would have to take the fire bar bridge support back to his workshop for maintenance. … Continue reading

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Friday 31 August 2012- Day 7

Crew were able to have a small sleep in this morning as we didn’t have to be at the Swan Hill bridge until 10am. It was Andrew, our cooks, morning off so half the crew got breakfast from the golden … Continue reading

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