04-Apr-2007 -- While holidaying in one of South Australia’s top locations, the Riverland, my wife Fiona and I were not going to let the opportunity pass by without logging 3 Confluences that were all within easy reach from Renmark where we were staying. With careful planning, we headed south from Loxton on the main Highway to Karoonda. Arriving at Borrika, it was time to leave the bitumen road and head to the Confluence point on a good quality dirt road. Turning to the right, we took the first track to our left immediately after crossing the Railway Track. This was a summer track only and had not had any traffic on it for some time, but was an enjoyable alternative to the other main road that we could have taken.
From the time that we stepped from our car, our visit was going to be different from other visits, as last season; this paddock was not cropped and left fallow. The fence line that separates two paddocks, clearly showed the difference between one being cropped and one which has the confluence in left fallow. The good rains that South Australia received about 3 weeks previously, had germinated many weeds, which now turned the paddock into a sea of green, compared to its neighbouring paddocks that still had stubble from the last seasons harvest.
The 300 metre walk to the confluence was very easy, with a few unwanted guests that came along for the ride. Even though it was still early in the days, the flies were making their presence known. With photos in hand, we headed back to the car and wondered how my plans would pan out to take us to the next confluence.