Friday, August 21, 2015
Gilgranda's other claim to fame is as the "Windmill Town'. Back in the 1960s before they had a town water supply each of the houses had to make do with wells and bores. With the water table averaging 60 feet down they had windmills to pump the water. Apparently there were over 300 windmills dominating the horizon.
Today they are gone but the memory is celebrated with a walk beside the river lined with a lot of the old windmills.
We enjoyed the walk and saw quite a lot of birds included the lovely green grass parrots that you see out west. Tomorrow we move on.
Posted by Joan Elizabeth at 1:00 PM