So . . . like many Aussies our overseas holiday was cancelled because of the COVID pandemic.
What to do? Where to go? Like the rest of Australia we’ve decided to hit the road in search of a little adventure — to break the boredom at home.
Our destination is outback Broken Hill and we’re driving a bright orange Citroen C5 Aircross (beep if you see us).
Reckon we won’t see another car like this one out there.
Normally we’d tee up a 4×4 Toyota diesel of some description for something like this — but hey — there’s nothing like living life on the edge.
We were a little concerned the turbocharged petrol-powered Aircross would chew through too much fuel, but we needn’t have been concerned.
At the moment it’s sitting on a miserly 7.0L/100km, which is better than the manufacturer’s own claim of 7.9L.
Day One took us first to Goulburn for lunch in leafy Belmore Park, with sangers and bottled water, and some of the local sights thrown in.
This is Ben Hall country with many stories of the bushranger’s exploits.
On impulse we decided to turn off at Jugiong, which turned out to be a real surprise packet with some amazing roadside art, an electric vehicle (EV) charge point and a stretch of road that was once the most notorious speed trap in NSW.
It was here that cricketing legend Richie Benaud once went to school.
It was all peaches and cream until we were inundated by tiny flying insects brought out by the 30 degree plus heat.
More to come.
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