The Long Drive to the Barossa

We left our home in the Blue Mountains at 4am.
It was still dark until we went passed Lithgow.

The morning light began to illuminate
the beautiful rolling hills between Bathurst and Cowra.

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Then the sun rose.
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We had breakfast in Cowra and kept going.

Several hours of flat farmlands eventually turned into the arid Hay Plain.
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360 degrees of completely flat horizon.

We stopped for petrol and bought some icecreams in Hay.
It was unbelievably hot.
No photos as there really wasn't anything to take photos of.

Several more hours of Hay Plain.
We did see some Emus, but the car was going too fast,
and they were on the other side of the road, so no photos.
A pity.

Whenever I've seen Emus in captivity before,
I thought of them as grumpy old men
with their skinny neck and head with not much hair.


The wild Emus look actually quite graceful.
At least from distance in a car running at 110km.

Eventually, we were approaching the Murray and the vineyards appeared.
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We entered Victoria and the city of Mildura in dust storm.
We stopped briefly, but kept going.


The weather was gloomy as we entered South Australia.
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Crossed Murray Ricer
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We kept driving for two more hours till we finally arrived in the Barossa.

We were on the road for over 14 hours.


I have a feeling that last time we did this,
ie., drove all the way in one day,
I decided never to do it again.

Anyway, we are very glad to be here and
so relieved that we won't be driving anywhere today.

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Be safe and have a good day!
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by starofay | 2014-12-23 11:37 | 旅行 | Comments(6)
Commented by sakanatowani at 2014-12-23 15:48 x
14時間! 大変だ〜!!!
こんな広々としたした景色もいいなあって思って見ていたけど、14時間も見続けちゃったらちょっと飽きちゃうね。
でも無事ついてよかった、よかった!
これで楽しいホリデーの始まりだね。
Commented by ママン at 2014-12-24 13:06 x
朝4時にでて14時間!
お疲れ様~!
帰りも?
Commented by John.John at 2014-12-24 15:19 x
14時間!!お疲れ様。運転してる方も乗ってる方も疲れるね
でも、その道程を義両親も毎年運転してくるのよね
すごい!
バロッサの写真楽しみにしてるね
Commented by tantan_quelle at 2014-12-24 21:27
理氏のご両親も車で移動されていますしきっと飛行機や電車といった他の移動手段がないのでしょうね。
それにしても14時間は長いですねー。
うちは予定より1日遅れで昨日移動でした。車で3時間ですが疲れました。
おとなでも疲れますが子連れだともっと疲れますよね。
本当にお疲れさまでした!
楽しいクリスマスを☆
Commented by Mumちゃん at 2014-12-24 23:14 x
お疲れさまぁ
楽しいクリスマスを迎えてね!!

プロの写真みたいにカッコいいのばっかやわぁ
Commented by emirin at 2014-12-25 23:14 x
それほどの長距離ドライブ、考えただけで無理…と思ってしまいます。
5時間くらいでも、私にとってはひたすら同じ(私にとっては)景色、苦痛だった気がします。
楽しいホリデーをお過ごしください☆
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