Murray River Morning Drive

21 Feb

I have recently been experimenting with my Car cam recorder, for those that followed my posts last year on our journey to Coober Pedy outback Australia, you will recall I posted a few videos of that trip. Those videos were of three minute duration.

Now learning the mechanisms of the cam, I see I can run three, five and ten minute videos, great says the old Emu, let’s make a ten minute video, not a wise move as I soon found out for a number of reasons.

Now these are the facts I discovered after my ten minute video was completed, so couldn’t change it.

First of all , after the facts and post mortem, one must first upload to You tube to download a post link, a three minute video can take up to four hours to upload, to download the link can still take a few hours, so the longer the video the longer the upload download time frame is.

I checked out why most posts on You tube were three minutes and deduced that they were bloody interesting, not ten minutes of bloody repetitive scenery, even some of the three minute videos shows great road rage incidents and car crashes, also a few cops and drivers scenes, all encapsulated in three minutes. There were even a couple of three minute videos that captured an Abominable snowman crossing the road, another of the Lock Ness monster crawling out of the water, and a few showing Alien flying saucer landings.

So the lesson to be learnt out of my recent experiments are, stick to a three minute loop on the cam and hope to catch something that is interesting, the next is to make sure the bloody windscreen is clean and lastly, try to pick a day that is not overcast or dreary.

I chose for my ten minute video, an off road drive down along the Murray river here in Mildura, this drive normally takes fifty minutes, thus translating to five, ten minute video clips, I selected the first ten minutes before I fell asleep.

Sit back and put your seat belt on and have a little snooze.

It’s 40 degrees here so I’m off to get a beer and relax in the glory of posting an educational, informative, entertaining and boring video.




Posted by on February 21, 2015 in Uncategorized


26 responses to “Murray River Morning Drive

  1. lscotthoughts

    March 1, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    I really enjoyed this, Ian, and loved the music, too! Great job and I’ll probably never make it to your neck of the woods so your visuals are always wonderful!

    • The Emu

      March 3, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Glad you enjoyed my rather long video Lauren, as I said I am still experimenting.
      Hopefully in the future they will be of three minute duration and interesting.
      Thanks for coming along for the ride.

  2. Sue Dreamwalker

    February 28, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks for all of those tips Emu.. and I did enjoy the ride along the river side.. What I love about your vids is that there is hardly ever any other traffic on the road.. Boy oh boy you should come to our little island of the UK and see the volume of traffic upon our roads.. Even the country roads which are narrow you have to take your life in your hands as someone speeds around the bend on your side of the road..

    And so I guess Emu.. Your lesson was learned.. 🙂 xxx Sue

    • The Emu

      March 3, 2015 at 9:30 am

      Hi Sue, thanks for the visit, apart from the needs of driving around towns, I much prefer dirt roads that I don’t know where they lead to.
      Amazing what you see and find when your isolated and on your own, especially at sunrise or sunset.

  3. giselzitrone

    February 22, 2015 at 9:27 am

    Einen schönen Sonntag lieber Emu schöner Text und schönes Video mit toller Musik so schöne weite Straßen.Lieber Gruß von mir und alles liebe Gislinde

    • The Emu

      February 23, 2015 at 2:21 am

      Thank you Gislinde
      Wishing you much happiness Dear friend
      Kindest regards

  4. suchled

    February 21, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    Nice trip. Haven’t been up there for yonks. Did you know Wayne Roberts?

    • The Emu

      February 22, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Good evening my friend, time you paid a visit up to our beautiful city and picturesque scenery.
      Cant say I know a Wayne Roberts but that name seems familiar.

      • suchled

        February 22, 2015 at 9:46 am

        Ran a fleet of house boats

        • The Emu

          February 23, 2015 at 2:17 am

          Seems you must have been in business up this way sometime in the past

          • suchled

            February 23, 2015 at 3:25 am

            No not me Wayne Roberts

          • The Emu

            February 23, 2015 at 4:17 am

            Cant say I do know him, does he still operate up this way ?

          • suchled

            February 23, 2015 at 4:34 am

            no eye deer.

  5. reocochran

    February 21, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I always learn something and see great things here. You show me places I will never travel to, Ian! Thanks!

    • The Emu

      February 22, 2015 at 9:25 am

      Glad you appreciate my various posts, I do try to find something different to post, its a bit of a way to relax from my Aussie Ian site.
      Kind regards and wishing you well.

  6. Monica

    February 21, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    This requires a great deal of patience to capture, Ian. Good for you. I’m sorry the abominable snowman wasn’t part of this footage.

    • The Emu

      February 22, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Hi Monica, thanks for the visit and appreciating my efforts, don’t think I will do any more ten minute videos.
      Far too much effort involved and I do have short patience span.
      Kind regards and wishing you well.

  7. RMW

    February 21, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    You are right, three minutes is about the right amount… as I want to start taking videos this year that is a good tip! Interesting to see the lay of the land though.

    • The Emu

      February 22, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Thanks for the visit and comment mate, ten minute videos are definitely out, too long and boring, at least with three minutes you can chose which three minute clip you want to post, normally the one with something interesting in it.

  8. gpcox

    February 21, 2015 at 11:50 am

    This is pretty much how I pictured the area where you live. It was quite a hoot – that sort of ‘S’ maneuver through the skinny trees you pulled off, there was barely a trail at that point. Was that a ferry we saw on the river, where would they be going?

    • The Emu

      February 23, 2015 at 2:20 am

      Greetings gp, glad you liked my S maneuver, was a bit tricky as the track peters out a bit in places.
      That was a houseboat floating down the river, they are rented out and people just move up and down the river at a liesurely speed.

      • gpcox

        February 23, 2015 at 10:45 am

        It might be helpful to Anna if you sent her this site as well.

  9. Eddie Two Hawks

    February 21, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Fascinating Emu. This is important information to someone like me who enjoys videos but has never produced one himself. Going to better appreciate them now!
    enjoy a great day, Eddie (have one for me)

    • The Emu

      February 23, 2015 at 2:16 am

      Greetings Eddie, wish you all the best for when you get around to producing your own video.
      It can be time consuming and frustrating.

  10. prenin

    February 21, 2015 at 9:19 am

    Looks amazing Ian! 🙂

    The lack of roads, just dirt tracks, shows just how raw Australia is! 🙂

    The steamer was priceless though!!! 🙂

    I’m glad you have a radio – breaking down could be life-threatening!!! 🙂

    God Bless!


    • The Emu

      February 23, 2015 at 2:13 am

      Glad you appreciated the video Prenin.
      The steamer is actually a houseboat that people rent for holidays etc.


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