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    Post by Joy on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 11:20 am

    We travelled south on the Pacific Highway for a change, when we had to go down to Sydney. This is more than 700kms of driving on various standards of road. Fortunately, my daughter & her family live just over halfway down & we were able to spend the night with them on the way down &, again, on the way back home.

    Here is a link to a Wiki article on this highway.

    Pacific Highway

    The first pics in this series are from near Sydney. For some strange reason I didn't get my camera out until then. :blush2: Did miss some great shots. :oops:

    Getting closer to the morning traffic chaos on the F3. This is nearing the upper northern suburbs of Sydney.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 11:22 am

    The F3 was blasted through the Sydney region's sandstone.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 11:24 am

    Part of the F3 was cut through leaving some sandstone walls to be used as the road dividers. The northbound lanes are on the other side.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 11:26 am

    An imposing exit turnoff. The eucalypts do not need much soil by the looks of it.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 11:27 am

    The shadows are deep & dark as the sun has not been up for long.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 11:30 am

    Haven't reached the morning peak hour traffic yet & traffic is still running smoothly at 110kph.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 11:33 am

    Now we are in the morning crush. The upper North Shore morning peak hour traffic. Guess it is like this all the time, though.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 11:36 am

    Stop, start, stop, start. A little easier to take some pics though but not for driving. This is on the outskirts of Chatswood which is a busy business hub on the North Shore.

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    Post by Joy on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 11:37 am

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    Post by Joy on Thu 30 Aug 2012, 11:41 am

    The northern pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which is the end (or the beginning) of the Pacific Highway. From Sydney the Pacific Highway starts as the continuation of the Bradfield Highway at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which is just north of Sydney's CBD.

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    Post by Dawn on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 3:32 am

    Super Pics Joy!! and I love the long shadows of early morning makes everything so real :) I think the buildings three pics up from here are very impressive, they are stunning! Thanks for the photos it is so nice to see other parts of the world like this. Phew! that is some long drive, 700 K's is a mean distance, break or no break!! Well done Bruiser :coolsign: I am glad to hear your mum was okay Joy and what a bargain getting to see your daughter, and Bruiser your family. Thanks so much :cool3: :photos:
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    Post by Joy on Fri 31 Aug 2012, 2:43 pm

    Thanks Dawn. :smile: There are quite a few more pics to come but today, for some strange reason, I seem to have absolutely no energy whatsoever. Maybe. it is because today is the last day of winter & spring is about to be sprung. :lol3:

    All up, I would say Bruiser drove around 1,800kms, maybe more, while we were away. Not a bad feat, especially when much of it involved city traffic jam conditions & having to stay alert for the whole time. He did very well, even if I say so myself. :good: Of course, we did come upon some idiots but, on the whole, most drivers weren't too bad. :bravo: Bruiser!!!
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    Post by Joy on Sun 02 Sep 2012, 11:38 am

    Same day but it is now early afternoon & we are heading north to the Central Coast region where we shall spend the night. We are back on the Pacific Highway & have just come off the northern exit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    It is a lovely sunny day but the highrise office buildings of North Sydney are all in shadow on the eastern & southern sides with smaller buildings completely overshadowed.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 02 Sep 2012, 11:39 am

    Travelling north up the F3 section of the Pacific Highway, towards the Central Coast. The truck on the extreme left is carting camper trailers.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 02 Sep 2012, 11:40 am

    Thankfully, we are ahead of the afternoon commuter drivers.

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    Post by Joy on Sun 02 Sep 2012, 11:42 am

    Love these cuttings through the sandstone on the F3.


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