|"Oscar W" at Milang|
Milang is situated on the shores of Lake Alexandrina
The "Oscar W" pulled into the jetty on a short trip. We had a look around it as it has been restored and is really great, might have to do a trip in it one day.
|The ballast on the "Oscar W"|
We hitched the van up on Saturday morning and were in Milang by lunchtime. After we got ourselves set up in the caravan park we were immediately aware of the corellas flying and nesting in the trees nearby. At first it didn't bother us but they were becoming very annoying & noisy flying in huge flocks between the trees and making a mess everywhere, so much so that we couldn't sit outside. There was nothing we could do about them so we headed off to the jetty where the paddlesteamer Oscar W had berthed. This is a lovely 100 year old paddlesteamer that takes passengers on cruises of Lake Alexandrina and she had come into Milang for an hour or so.
We had a look around the old town and discovered the old Butter Factory which must have been the hub of the town in years gone by, with the farmers bringing in their milk in their horse and cart.
The War Memorial is in a lovely park which is very well kept and a credit to the town. We are always interested to see these memorials in the country towns and a reminder of the servicemen who left their homes and families to serve this country.
There was even a Clydesdale doing a lap of the oval.
|Power of the Past|
|Old vehicles on display|
|The historical army vehicles fired their guns which added some interest|