Sweet Tocumwal

Published 13 Sep 2012 
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Sunday afternoon<br/>Kayaks were a very good investment for sunny weekends like this one. Sunday afternoon
Kayaks were a very good investment for sunny weekends like this one.
Look at this old beauty – a river red gum on the banks of the Murray on my morning walk. Its gotta be a 20m circumference. Wonder how old it is. Anyone want to take a guess?<br/> Look at this old beauty – a river red gum on the banks of the Murray on my morning walk. Its gotta be a 20m circumference. Wonder how old it is. Anyone want to take a guess?
River's up again<br/>Toc is very flat so it doesn't take much extra water in the river to flood the low-lying land around it (although the town has never flooded). I guess the snow melting off the Alps upstream is responsible for the river being so high at the momen River's up again
Toc is very flat so it doesn't take much extra water in the river to flood the low-lying land around it (although the town has never flooded). I guess the snow melting off the Alps upstream is responsible for the river being so high at the momen

Just a couple of pics from my part-time home of Tocumwal. The Murray River is a short walk from our place.  The river level has been constantly changing since we moved here 18 months ago. People talk about the river like they talk about the weather in line at the supermarket – they peer out the window and say "River's up!".

We got the kayaks out for the first time in months the other weekend. Pretty sweet in the golden afternoon light! The Murray has become such a big part of our lives – it's like the thread that runs through everything we love about this place. It makes me feel peaceful.

I think plenty of folk feel the same way but I'm not really sure if they think about protecting it.

Sunday afternoon<br/>Kayaks were a very good investment for sunny weekends like this one. Sunday afternoon
Kayaks were a very good investment for sunny weekends like this one.
Look at this old beauty – a river red gum on the banks of the Murray on my morning walk. Its gotta be a 20m circumference. Wonder how old it is. Anyone want to take a guess?<br/> Look at this old beauty – a river red gum on the banks of the Murray on my morning walk. Its gotta be a 20m circumference. Wonder how old it is. Anyone want to take a guess?
River's up again<br/>Toc is very flat so it doesn't take much extra water in the river to flood the low-lying land around it (although the town has never flooded). I guess the snow melting off the Alps upstream is responsible for the river being so high at the momen River's up again
Toc is very flat so it doesn't take much extra water in the river to flood the low-lying land around it (although the town has never flooded). I guess the snow melting off the Alps upstream is responsible for the river being so high at the momen