The day started with a glorious morning down at Bondi Beach, where we
had decided to meet. In all 8 cars showed up (along with drivers)
and it was good to see lots of new faces there. They were all 206
GTis except for one 206 CC with the optional GT front and rear
bumpers. Of course I completely forgot to bring along my huge bundle
of 206GTi.net stickers, which was a shame as there were so many new
people to hand out stickers too :-)
From Bondi we waded through Sydney's Sunday traffic to Loftus in the
southern suburbs, to regroup for our trip through the Royal National
Park. Here we found a nice empty railway station car park to take
some photos for everyone, and then headed off for the National Park.
It's always a good run through the Park, although the combination of
a long weekend, a Sunday and a double demerit points period meant
that there were a lot of very slow cars sharing the road with us.
Even still, the scenery and the road is pretty good, and we emerged
at the other side for another photo session near the top of the road
down to Stanwell Park. The weather stayed good, and the view of the
coast from here is always good value.
From here we headed along the coast road that is fairly slow but
always a good view and on to Kiama. At one point during the day the
slower traffic in front of us, on sighting a policeman on a bike
pointing a radar gun, slowed down from the posted speed limit of
80km/h to 50km/h. For a moment there I though he would do us all for
At any rate we eventually made it and here it was discovered that
half of the population of NSW had already driven here before us, but
we eventually managed to find our own spot for lunch and some more
After lunch (I promise not to mention the fish Tony) we headed back
up to Bowral via Robertson, using one of my favourite roads, the
Macquarie Pass. Thankfully it was virtually empty in the upwards
direction and I noticed lots of frustrated motorists travelling the
When we got to the top (some of us a little more quickly than
others...) we all pulled into the Robertson Pie Shop, a favoured spot
for people trying out Macquarie Pass. Everyone agreed that it was a
quite a road to try out in the Pug. After this we made our way
through Bowral, said our goodbyes and headed back to Sydney.
All in all it was a great day, if maybe a little long for some of us.
I certainly enjoyed this one, and I hope the others did too.