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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

A few days ago we left Brisbane by car to drive to Canberra. It is about 1400k/1000m. We planned to stop a few times on the way. 

 After two hours we stopped for a driver swap and coffee in a cafe overlooking the Maclean River.

Next rest stop was at Macksville.

 That evening we pulled into Port Maquarie and found a room in a motel overlooking the beach. We walked out the door for a stroll and was greeted by a lovely sunset.

I liked the light on the palm tree.

The next morning we set off for Sydney.
 We arrived at our daughter's just after lunch. We had been stuck in traffic in one of the many tunnels under the city. But it was lovely and relaxing looking at the view from Carol and David's balcony in Vaucluse.

 The next morning we went for a walk from their apartment along the cliff walk to .............

 the Maquarie Lighthouse, the first to be built in Australia.

 We crossed a small park and then we could see all the way up the harbour. It sure is a beautiful scene.Then we returned for a scrumptious breakfast.

22 comments:

  1. beautiful views indeed. enjoy your stay

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  2. Diane, wonderful photos and scenes from your trip to Sydney and your daughter's place. Have a wonderful time!

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  3. looks a like a great trip. The view on the road in America is not so much unless you driving exactly on the coast.

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  4. love the view from the sun on the palm shot and that is a beautiful trestle out there

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  5. You were stuck in traffic in one of the many tunnels UNDER the city??? I'd have had to get out and walk the rest of the way.

    C-l-a-u-s-t-r-o-p-h-o-b-i-a!

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  6. What a lovely road trip and such beautiful photos. Keep safe and enjoy the time with your precious family. Jo

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  7. So many pretty views are shown here...thanks for sharing them

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  8. What a nice trip ! We used to stop too when we had to drive the 1200 km to Italy, when we were younger we did it in one shot, but that's too tiring for me now. I prefer to take it easy. The view from the appartement ist wonderful !

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  9. Looks great. You made me laugh with this; it is about a 1400km/1000m. We planned to stop a few times on the way.

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  10. I'm really glad to know you planned to stop a few times along the way...we stop a few times along the way when we're driving 100 miles ;>).....

    Your daughter and sil live in a lovely city! And it really is a nice distance -- close enough you can visit back and forth occasionally and far enough away that it is Different! (Well and you know far enough away to be...far enough away ;>)

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  11. Your photos are such a delight and so crystal clear! That sunset is amazing...awesome! And that blue sky! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos! This tour is such a joy!

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  12. So glad that you are sharing your trip with us, Diane. I love your photos...That sunset one is AWESOME...

    Keep the pictures coming!!!! AND--have fun.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. Oh goodie a road trip .. you might have guessed I am a bit partial to them :-)

    We go down to Canberra for a day most month but I rarely take photos.

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  14. Lovely drive to Canberra.
    Not good getting stuck in one of the tunnels, but that's the way it is.
    Lovely views of the sea..that is a beaut lighthouse, have a photos of it somewhere.
    Have a great time and be safe.

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  15. What beautiful adventures you do have. And good for you.
    These photos were just spectacular.
    Happy traveling.

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  16. Happy travelling. THe last photo is just beautiful. And what lovely blue sky.

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  17. I am always surprised by the distances in your country. It is a travel from here to Rome in Italy for us. Have a nice time.

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  18. I like the river at some of the stops you made on your journey, but the views from your daughter's apartment are simply spectacular.

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  19. That's a long drive, I like your last picture.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  20. I love the Sydney harbor view from the distance! I'm sad I missed seeing that lighthouse--it's beautiful!

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  21. That sounds like an awful long drive to me! Glad the scenery is worth seeing.

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  22. Beautiful to see your photos. Carol and David live in a great spot... oh boy, fancy being able to take a walk like that every day! Wonderful.
    That shot of Sydney Harbour is fantastic Diane.
    Loved the sunset too :D)

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