Drive to the You Yangs

Good evening,

We took a pleasant Sunday drive to the You Yangs National Park at the weekend for a picnic lunch and to exercise the Turbo.

Interesting Rock Formation - Canon 5D, 50mm
(© 2010)

On the western side of the hills, some recent plantings of gums gave off a very distinctive reddish hue in the direct afternoon light. It looks fake, but it is absolutely straight from the camera with just with a little RAW processing in Aperture 2.

Gums near the You Yangs - Canon 5D, 50mm (© 2010)

The You Yangs Park was a bit barren I thought, the victim of some bush fires and the general drought conditions. Otherwise, the facilities, signage, roads etc were all fine. As were the views over the plains towards the bay and beyond. A very pleasant spot to visit indeed.

1997 Porsche 911 Turbo 'en route' - Canon 5D, 50mm (© 2010)

On the way home, we fell foul of the 21st century version of Dick Turpin and his highway robbery scam. Only now it is conducted by the Queenscliff / Sorrento Ferry Company, in the form of a $69 bill for a small car and a couple of passengers for a 40 minute boat ride. Yikes!

Bye for now, BomberBoy