My husband & I have often said we must do the Postman’s trip up the Hawkesbury River. Sadly we have never got around to it.
The trip appeared on our activities table. It was just so easy to put our names down.
We started off very early (@ 7.30am) with Ian Hunt driving us in his very comfortable coach. The weather was perfect and Pennant Hills Road wasn’t too bad which allowed us to make good time.
The catamaran was very comfortable and we were welcomed with morning tea and homemade Anzac biscuits.
I was enthralled by the running commentary of our Captain and have to admit to being very ignorant regarding the history of the area.
In early times, the river was very busy and productive. The many small islands and inlets all had stories of their own.
Milson Island was once used as a penitentiary, mainly for prisoners with only six months of their sentences left. These days the island is under the control of Sport & Recreation. There are also holiday cottages available to rent.
The surrounding area is still very much unspoilt, although there are always those who would wreck a little piece of paradise.
We did make a couple of stops to drop the mail bags off. Can you imagine how important this job would be to the isolated communities?
Lunch was served - A ham salad, followed by tea and coffee.
Our thanks must go to Steve for making this trip available to us and others who were involved.
I was pleased to see Mike Collins on board. Someone finally heard his plea for tickets. He would have been inconsolable if he had not been able to join us!
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