Going home: white-line fever by golftragic

Going home: white-line fever

After 7 or 8 hours, the white lines and never-ending road start to get a tad boring.
I can imagine - you can't drive for 20 minutes over here without hitting a corner!
October 2nd, 2014  
This is what it looks like in the mid-west here. When I drove out to visit my cousins in Co. I would often roll down the window, turn up the music and sing along to keep my mind alert. Pretty shot.
October 2nd, 2014  
@graemestevens Yeah, that's one of the few drawbacks of NZ. But we do love the place nevertheless.
October 2nd, 2014  
@olivetreeann Thanks Ann, this isn't too bad. Some of the flat country has roads that just go on and on in the one direction.
October 2nd, 2014  
That is a very definitive look at roads in under-populated areas! Don't you know a Californian, sitting at a standstill in freeway traffic, would give the world for this sort of "boring"!
October 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful shot, love the leading lines and the contrast of the blue sky and yellow field. I find this fascinating too because here, (UK) there are pretty much no straight roads apart from motorways and even they don't always go very straight!
October 2nd, 2014  
@graemestevens 20 mins without hitting a corner? You'd crash into a tree if you forgot to steer round where I live. I love how 365 shows me the world from the comfort of my own bed! :)
October 2nd, 2014  
@cgarner We have out "back country" roads that require the use of the hand brake regularly but I tend not to go out there too often on account fo the rednecks ;)
October 2nd, 2014  
@Weezilou Sounds like a good reason to emigrate to the Land of Oz Louise. Mind you, our big cities aren't like this, but doubt they're as bad as California yet.
October 2nd, 2014  
@cgarner We do have windy roads in some parts of Oz that are more hilly/mountainous. But where possible outside those parts and capital cities the road engineers tend to take the shortest route, i.e. a straight line. On one road I know well the c100Km has only one fairly gentle bend in it (no towns of any kind), and that bend has claimed its fair share of unsuspecting drivers with their lead foot firmly planted.
October 2nd, 2014  
Beautiful
October 2nd, 2014  
Great shot... such a vibrant yellow..
October 2nd, 2014  
Fantastic, Marnie! I love the bright colors and diagonal road.
October 2nd, 2014  
I can imagine!
October 2nd, 2014  
October 2nd, 2014  
@sullivar Thanks Ryan, lucky to have travelled at just the right time of year.
October 2nd, 2014  
Another lovely shot, white lines and all.
October 2nd, 2014  
Great shot
October 2nd, 2014  
Wonderful lines and colours. Just how the drive feels. Fav
October 2nd, 2014  
This sums up Australia perfectly. Don't you just love it when your sat nav says continue straight for 360 km.
October 2nd, 2014  
@golftragic After our first visit to Oz, we really did consider what it would take to retire there...distance from family was the greatest deterrent back then. We've visited several times, seeing most of the east coast from diving in Carins, visiting friends in Gosford, Sydney & Moruya, (Blue Mts, Hunter Valley, Camberra, + Alice Springs & to Uluru) then flying to Tasmania on one visit for a two week stay. It's a spectacular country...we loved everything about it! Some of my life's best memories come from moments there! ...and I have little recollection of any traffic congestion but for 5 PM coming into Sydney one evening! We have many reasons to return one day, so thanks for thinking I might make a worthy immigrant :) (Basically, Lunenburg and all of Nova Scotia affords us this sort of peace for half the year!)
October 3rd, 2014  
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