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Road Trip

Well this quarter's holiday was a recent road trip to Canberra and Sydney in the Boxster.

The schedule only had us one full day in Canberra however it was such a beautiful place with so many items of interest that we extended for another two days. The historic 'old' Parliament House, the modern and grand new PH, the sombre and respectful War Memorial, the modern National Museum, the astronomical points if interest in My Stromlo and Tidbinbilla, the restaurants of Manuka just to name a few of the sights we saw.

The visit to Windsor in the Hawkesbury Valley was slightly less successful. Unbeknown to me, the urban sprawl had caught up to this area unfortunately and hoped for side visit to a local hi fi manufacturer failed as well. Oh well, the Sebel Resort was comfortable and a couple of nice day trips, including one to the Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens made the visit worthwhile,

Touring up and down the Hume was an exercise in speed camera spotting while trying to stay awake, Not a real workout for the little red beast, which never missed a beat.

South East Coast Drive

Took a drive down Gippsland way to Inverloch recently. I hadn't been there in recent memory and it is a really picturesque area, with rolling green hills, sandy beaches with some very wild coastline thrown in. A pleasant lunch of grilled local flathead tails at the Inlet Hotel preceded the drive back.

(Looking at Eagles Nest, and back towards Inverloch - 2006)

Spotted my first windfarm outside Wonthaggi and I must say they are not such a blight on the landscape as some have indicated. I saw no birds harmed, but I didn't want to get too close! But I can understand why they are located there. Boy it was pretty breezy along the coast.

('Bomber' out and about at the Gippsland Coast - 2006)

The Boxster S enjoyed the run, top down most of the way and accelerating briskly to pass a few laggards in the open stretches. Met a fellow Porsche Club member (1997 Boxster) just standing at the Eagles Nest lookout. He is an Inverloch resident and I look forward to catching up with him (and finding out his name!) at future club events.