Thursday, 8 July 2010

Winding road


The road begins to wind downwards. These days they stop upwards traffic between 11:45am and 1:15pm each day to give coaches room to negotiate the narrow road.

7 comments:

  1. Which road is this exactly? They close it! Why not just insist that coaches take a more appropriate road?

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  2. This shot brings back memories of driving up to Springwood or Katoomba for picnics with my family, as a kid.

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  3. Jim, nearly all the kinks have been ironed out of the road between Springwood and Katoomba these days ... with the ever present roadwork doing their best to make it a 4 line highway all the way .. it has lost its romance so I am glad other roads exist.

    Julie, this is the road that turns off the Great Western Highway to Jenolan Caves. There is only one alternative route via Oberon and that road is just as steep and winding. It's either accommodate the coaches or not let them use the road and that would be a dreadful outcome. For those of us who must escape when the road is closed we can exit via the Oberon Road which is not as scenic.

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  4. I hope Bells Line of Road is still as pretty as it used to be.

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  5. Okay, that is somehow different. I thought it was the road OVER the mountains. As a bus/coach traveller, I would not want them banned from JC.

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  6. Rosemary, the Bells Line of Road is pretty much as it has been for years ... but I don't drive it very often.

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  7. I like the rock wall on the right.

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