Probus Tours
 
 
Departs; Rear of shopping centre, Elyard St. Narellan @ 7.30am
Cost; Members; $75.00 Guests; $80.00
Includes; Coach transport, Cruise, Morning Tea & Lunch
Payment; In full 5th February 2021 (Narellan Probus Club Meeting)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                    
                                                            Printed  20.10.2020                                                                                                    



 



Friday 19th February 2021

 
A DAY DELIVERING THE MAIL WITH THE
RIVERBOAT POSTMAN
So begins a new “Post Covid” era of day trips for our club members and friends.
An outing we enjoyed back in our younger club days (April 2012), we joined a cruise on the Hawkesbury River with the Riverboat Postman, as he makes his regular daily run, not only to deliver the Mail, but also bread, milk and some of life's other necessities.
This morning our coach journey takes us across the Hawkesbury River, then, once on the northern side we return back over the river to the little fishing village of Brooklyn.
Here we board the “Riverboat Postman” the last mail delivery service by boat in Australia.
Following the “channel markers” we cruise around Dangar Island to join the main channel of the Hawkesbury River for the trip upstream and the start of this very unusual “Mail Run”. Dur
ing this part of the cruise morning tea is served.
Passing under the main North Railway line we
continue on under the two road bridges we crossed
over on our way to the wharf at Brooklyn where
we boarded our vessel for the trip on the river.
As we cruise, we are entertained with a delightful
commentary about life on the river and the history
of the early settlers, passing many islands
including Peat and Milson, which was once a
mental institution.
Bar Point is the last “mail drop’ where we
commence the journey back to Brooklyn, pausing
at many private jetties where not only mail is
delivered but also an assortment of grocery items.
Lunch is served as we cruise downstream, finally
at Brooklyn Wharf we disembark, to re-board our
coach for the drive back home, travelling along
the old Pacific Highway through Hornsby.