Sunday, May 10, 2009

T + S 2009 pt2 - The Big Drive

After our first 4 concerts in the Brisbane/Byron area, we undertook the 1600km drive from Brisbane to Wangaratta in north-east Victoria where my sister is living. Taro and I shared the driving, and Sangeet was designated passenger, waking up for petrol stops, meals and a spot of scenery including some emus and a kangaroo in the Warrumbungle National Park. We drove from 4am til 10.30pm, time-appropriate ragas playing for most of the day. Nikhil Banerjee's Marwa at sunset in southern NSW was perfect...

Sunrise between Toowoomba and Goondiwindi

The road was often straight...

... and the scenery often flat. Taro took loads of photos and videos all through the day. When I pointed out that they were all pretty much the same, he replied "Exactly!"

We intended to visit Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, but unfortunately the road was closed. There is a scale model of the solar system for a couple of hundred kilometres around the observatory.

We couldn't visit Siding Spring but we were already on the scenic drive through Warrumbungle National Park. Lovely spot.

Sunset in southern NSW. Only 5 hours til Wangaratta now...

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