No visit to Bathurst is complete without a visit to Mount Panorama race course. I had timed our visit to coincide with the big car race. A real selling point as far as Tony was concerned.
I could bore you with loads of pictures of cars, but I won't. As you know we stayed with Janice and Mick at their house. Look, you can see the mount from their front door.
The race is not a one day event, on the Wednesday there is a parade through the town of all the big team transport trucks, all polished and tooting their horns. Next came the race drivers, all perched on convertible cars waving to the crowds, and there were crowds. Janice got a picture of Tony and I at the barricade.
Later on the same day, we visited the National Motor Racing Museum.
Tony and I did take lots of pictures inside, but I like this one, that Janice took outside.
Inside I found a connection to the Isle of Man, my home for 45 years.
This helmet belonged to one of the most famous TT riders who ever visited the Island.
I had no idea he had raced in Australia.
The following day Tony and I visited the Mount again, spending quite a bit of time exploring the viewing areas around the track and planning where to watch the big race on Sunday.
We took a shuttle bus up to the top. There were some beautiful views of the town and the surrounding countryside.
It was a beautiful day.
Then the clouds rolled in, it got cold and it was time to go.
On Saturday Tony and Mick were at the race track while Janice and I spent some time in town.
We visited Anni Downs store.
One of the items on my list of things to do while visiting.
Yes, I met Anni, but I forgot to take photos of the store. It was a delight though, with many things to see and be inspired by. I was very good and only bought three things.
Anni was good enough to sign my book for me.
After all that excitement, Tony and I spent Sunday at the races. The crowds were much bigger than on previous days and even though we got there early we were lucky to get a spot at our chosen corner.
For once Tony didn't take lots of pictures! And neither did I.
It was another beautiful day, we were careful and neither of us caught much sun, keeping hats on, sleeves down and using plenty of sun block.
The race was fun and even though we could only see one corner of the track, there was a giant screen behind us, which showed the whole race, just like watching it at home on tv. LOL
So lets recap the list of things to do...
Visit the Sydney Aquarium. ✔️
Get together with our friends Janice and Mick again. ✔️
Visit Anni Downs store. ✔️
Visit The Dish at Parkes. ✔️
Watch the big Bathurst Supercars Race. ✔️
Finally meet Chookyblue. ❌
Maybe next time......