Spida Everitt visits The Long Paddock

Posted on May 11th, 2011

The Great Australian Doorstep on The Long Paddock

Spida Everitt and Lisa and Peter McCrabb enjoy a drink on The Long Paddock

Recently The Long Paddock played host to Spida Everitt and his team from The Great Australian Doorstep (5.00pm Saturdays, Channel 7Two).

Spida ( former Swanie and Saints AFL legend) had a great time exploring all that we have to offer. Spida is a very tall man and we had to fold him up like a pocket knife to get him into the plane for a flight over the vast and flat Hay Plains – the Plains by Plane as we called it! This gave Spida and the crew a “birds eye” view of where they would be traveling over the next few days.

And what a full on, jam packed, great few days we had showing Spida around.

Day One in HayShear Outback , fishing on the Murrumbidgee, Dunera Museum, The Long Paddock Sculptures, Bishops Lodge, The Headless Horseman Sculpture – finishing with a few drinks at the Royal Mail Hotel Booroorban.

Day Two in Deniliquin –  The famous Shod sculpture, hired a bicycle from the Peppin Heritage Centre to ride around town, visit to the Deniliquin Ute Muster site, kayaking on the Edward River – finishing with a few quiet  drinks with Frank White at Big 4 Parringa.

Day Three in Mathoura and Moama – Stop to see the Drover and Horse sculpture before heading to the Mathoura Bird Hide in the River Red Gum National Park , then on to Echuca Moama to visit the Great Aussie Beer Shed before a ride on the PS Emmylou.

Spida was so impressed with what The Long Paddock had to offer that there will now be  one and half whole episodes on his trip down The Long Paddock – Cobb Highway Touring Route.

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