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Subaru Rally of Canberra, Day 1

Friday, 7 May 2004 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / Australian Capital Territory
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Rowena and I made our way to Canberra to watch the Subaru Rally of Canberra. An annual event, using dirt roads and forrestry tracks in the forests surrounding our nations capital.

We were lucky enough to spend the night in the hotel with a few of the drivers, so finding the first event was fairly easy - just follow the procession of cars that looked like they new where they were going !

Some amazing driving, lots of action.

The first stages were to the west of Canberra, unfortunately there had been big bushfires through only a few months previously, so what used to be a forest was now flat and featureless dustbowl - but it made for long range viewing of the cars.

THe most spectacular stage of the day was the 'MineShaft' a 45 degree downhill run with a nasty crest at the top. Lots of air, and a few near misses.

We finished the day with a tour of the Tidbinbillia Radio Observatory.