A Memory Triggered

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Australia / Balance / Echuca Victoria / emotions / Geography

I was on the treadmill at the gym this morning. They have a screen where you can choose to watch TV or have different outdoor scenes etc. I chose Channel 54 on TV. They featured different holiday destinations in Australia. I was surprised to see Echuca, Victoria and the Murray River as I used to live and work there. A paddle steamer was chugging down the river.

I remember I had a job managing a ‘corner store’ that sold just about any convenience foods and takeaway lunches. I worked from 5am to about 10pm at night six days a week. I have never worked so hard in my life! I was twenty at the time and we were living in a tent (true story for another day) in the caravan park adjacent to the store. The owners wanted to take a couple of months holidays and offered us the job with the house behind the business.

On Sundays I would take a ride on the paddle steamer and just stretch out on the bench seat and relax! I had a precious few hours off and I really soaked up that leisure time. When I saw the paddle steamer on the screen this morning, that was what immediately came to mind.

PS No, that is not me on the treadmill šŸ™‚

4 Comments

  1. Nice memories. The paddle steamer also takes my mind back to historic times and Sigourney Weaver, and that TV series that I can’t remember the name of – Was it all the rivers run?

  2. You are correct! In fact the photos are from Echuca and that is where the TV show was based! Well spotted šŸ™‚

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