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    Post by Joy on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 1:35 pm

    Taken while we were heading south towards NSW, going home from Brisbane, Queensland. The Pacific Motorway runs for about 100kms from Brisbane, Qld to Tugun, Qld near the border with New South Wales. Then it become the Pacific Highway.

    This was not rush hour either. When it is it is stop, start, stop, start conditions for much of the distance. This time there was only part of it which was like that. Still that was bad enough. :roll:

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    Post by Joy on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 1:36 pm

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    Post by Joy on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 1:38 pm

    Aaaaaaah, a bright pink truck!! :lol:

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    Post by Joy on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 1:40 pm

    Just north of the Gold Coast. The bright pink truck is still there.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 1:41 pm

    It certainly is eye-catching & it stands out in the traffic.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 1:44 pm

    Think we have reached a stop/start patch of the motorway. Must be an onramp merging lane up ahead.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 1:45 pm

    Someone's rainwater tank.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 1:47 pm

    An Octopus waterslide attraction at one of the many theme parks in the Gold Coast.

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    Post by Joy on Wed 14 Mar 2012, 1:49 pm

    We were actually passing this motorcyclist. Most unusual. :lol3: Yes, Bruiser did stay in the outside overtaking lane for most of this motorway as he was, mostly, overtaking but Queensland drivers tend to do that anyway. :whistle:

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    Post by Guest on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 6:35 am

    :rofl: Hey your driving on the WRONG side of the road :rofl:

    :donald: :donald: :donald:
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    Post by Guest on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 6:39 am

    Joy wrote:We were actually passing this motorcyclist. Most unusual. :lol3: Yes, Bruiser did stay in the outside overtaking lane for most of this motorway as he was, mostly, overtaking but Queensland drivers tend to do that anyway. :whistle:


    My son has one of these things...we call them crotch rockets (his is Lime Green. He takes it over to the local racetrack and races sometimes. The one and only time he went by our house on ONE wheel, I told him if he ever did that in front of our house again he wouldn't worry about crashing and killing himself I would do it for him :grr:
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    Post by Joy on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 9:34 am

    justme wrote: :rofl: Hey your driving on the WRONG side of the road :rofl:

    :donald: :donald: :donald:

    :donald: Thankfully, we are all doing it at the same time, though, Justy. :rofl:
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    Post by Joy on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 9:38 am

    justme wrote:
    Joy wrote:We were actually passing this motorcyclist. Most unusual. :lol3: Yes, Bruiser did stay in the outside overtaking lane for most of this motorway as he was, mostly, overtaking but Queensland drivers tend to do that anyway. :whistle:


    My son has one of these things...we call them crotch rockets (his is Lime Green. He takes it over to the local racetrack and races sometimes. The one and only time he went by our house on ONE wheel, I told him if he ever did that in front of our house again he wouldn't worry about crashing and killing himself I would do it for him :grr:

    We call them temporary Australians, Justy, but crotch rockets sounds good. :rofl: I can well imagine you tearing a strip off your son for showing off like that in front of your house. :cranky: :mad2: :mad: :lol2:
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    Post by Joy on Fri 12 Sep 2014, 2:59 pm

    Spotted on the Pacific Motorway (M1) near the Gold Coast on our latest trip home from Brisbane. This is a Bentley, stuck in the same traffic as our humble GM Holden Viva. We followed it for quite some time until it moved over to the inside lane & we were able to pass it.  :lol2:

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    Post by Joy on Fri 12 Sep 2014, 3:01 pm

    Bye, bye Bentley!!  :hello:
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    Post by granny on Fri 12 Sep 2014, 9:56 pm

    :clap:Wonderful pictures, thanks so much.  :wow:  So much traffic.  Was this at rush hour are just a normal traffic jam?  So glad to see so many trees for the birds and critters to hide in.  :thankyou:  Granny
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    Post by Joy on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 7:04 am

    Thanks Granny.  :D  :yes:  This was relatively light, smooth-flowing traffic for this motorway as it was mid-afternoon prior to the late afternoon peak period of workers heaing home. The traffic does come to a standstill in certain parts, during the morning & evening peaks. It can bank up for many kilometres. 

    As with most of our motorways it mostly runs through the bush with plenty of birds etc. Closer to Brisbane there are more buildings seen from the Pacific Motorway such as light industrial areas but there are still plenty of trees. :smile:
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    Post by granny on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 12:40 pm

    :lol2:  I guess there is traffic jams everywhere. That is okay if I am not the one caught in it. :laugh: :laugh:
         :thanks: for the :photos: !!
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    Post by Joy on Sat 13 Sep 2014, 2:00 pm

    Thanks, Granny    :thanks: We are fortunate in that where we live three cars on the road at the same time is almost a traffic jam.  :laugh:  Our only problem is the rubber-necking slow driving tourists who are scared they might miss something if they drive more than 10mph.  :mad2:

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