Old time vehicles in Goolwa

Cruising the streets of Goolwa in a 1928 Model A Ford

Cruising the streets of Goolwa in a 1928 Model A Ford

Yesterday I wrote about the old paddle steamer, the Oscar W which operates as a tourist cruise boat out of Port Goolwa, near the mouth of the River Murray in South Australia.

On that same day my friend Rod and his wife took us cruising Goolwa and nearby areas in his wonderful 1928 Model A Ford. The photo above was taken in the main street from the front passenger seat as we chugged along. The photo below shows the whole car in the driveway of Rod’s sister.

My friend's 1928 Model A Ford

My friend’s 1928 Model A Ford

At one point on our tour we stopped to admire the two lovely old motor bikes parked near the wharf in Goolwa. I am not into bikes of any kind, but I am sure many would love to have a ride on one of these beauties – or even own one or both of them.


Transport in Fes, Morocco

Transport in Fes, Morocco – what a load

One of the interesting things about visiting an unfamiliar country is the interesting – and unusual – sights one can see. Of course, the scenery is usually quite strange to what one is used to, as is the architecture and in places like Morocco, the clothing locals are wearing.

Something that fascinates me – not sure why – is the differing modes of transport. In crowded, busy cities like Fes in Morocco, walking is by far the most common mode of moving people, especially in the narrow lanes and streets in the medinas. Motor bikes are also in large numbers everywhere, even in the narrowest of lane ways.Pedestrians beware!

Today I feature two photos of transport. Above is a delivery van with a huge load on the pack rack on top of the van. I didn’t check up close, but I hope that either the rack is VERY strong, or the load is VERY light. The inside of the van is also stuffed full of something.

The photo below was taken quite near to the one above. It shows another van loaded up with pipes (or something like pipes) on top, as well as a converted cart being towed by either a horse or a motor bike, and for good measure, a donkey transporting a man. All these contrasting modes of transport are quite common in Morocco and go to make the visit so much more interesting.

Different forms of transport in Fes, Morocco