It was here that we got our first glimpse of the new houseboats that are now on the river Murray.
While we were at Heron's Bend we went for a drive to Lock3 which wasn't very far along the river back towards Barmera. There is a very pretty picnic area here with lovely lawns and flowers and an interesting glass mural reflecting the river and the rivergums. Unfortunately we couldn't access the area fully as there was more construction going on .
After spending our quiet (sic) weekend at Heron's Bend we moved on to Merbein Common. again we got ourselves lost wiht thedirections we had been given at the Service station and approached from the wrong end . however after several tries we finally got the right entrance that took us to a lovely riverside area wiht several other rigs already there. some others arrived after us so we had about 10 ofus there for the night. Several vans etc had been there for about a week or more.
It was such a lovely spot. It was only a few minutes back into the shops at Merbein for any groceries etc and only 10 klms from Mildura.
There was much more in the way of traffic on the river wiht lots of houseboats and the daily river cruise boat as well as kayaks and other fishermen. As there was a boat ramp at our spot several of the locals came down to launch their boats for a spot of fishing.
At Merbein there was also a nice lookout that had been set up by Rotary and had a Pioneer garden attched to it as well as some old machinary on display.