25.2.07


This photo was taken on the main highway leading north out of Sydney on the Anzac Day long weekend in April 2004.

To simply explain the Sydney city limits, imagine the city is bordered to the north, south and west by national parks, and to the east by the ocean. As a result, there aren't a lot of highways that lead out of town (nature preservation, drowning avoidance, etc).

Sydney is Australia's 'work hard, party hard' town. When there's an opportunity to take a long weekend break, people leave in droves. Including Mr Moi and me.

Usually people leave work at about 3pm to avoid the traffic. This photo was taken after about 2 hours of sitting in traffic on the F3 and three hours after leaving work. We're still in Sydney (technically). You can see the cars stretching into the distance, so there's no hope of repreive just yet....

But the sunset was beautiful.

Mr Moi and I love road trips. If we hadn't done the 48 hour Sydney to Melbourne dash for a rellie's birthday party in early 2005, we'd probably still be living in sin. Road trips are a real opportunity to talk to each other, usually after six months of working hard enough to stop functioning.

We used to get in the car (silver :o) with piles of CDs to fill the trip, but in the past few years, we haven't even brought CDs with us. It's like we know that road trips are our time to talk.

I'm a bit worried now that we don't have a car...

And where were we going? That's for the next photo.

5 comments:

The very nice man said...

Lovely shot! Makes you dream!

ChrisB said...

this is a really beautiful photo

JoeinVegas said...

Wow. so many sunsets in so many places! Must be nice to travel so much.

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear joeinvegas. Yes, I'm a bit obsessed with sun. It drives Mr Moi nuts!

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear very nice man. Well, when I took it, it made me dream of not being stuck in traffic! But you're right, there's no nicer way to spend a traffic jam than with a lovely sunset.


Dear chrisb. Thanks! I think the tail lights on the cars add to it too.

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