Photos: Top Gear Festival Sydney On Track Events

Over the weekend was the Top Gear Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek.

This is the first set of photos I’m going to post, it is of some of the on track events, the other posts will cover the static displays, and the racing.

The highlight of the weekend was the F1 vs V8 vs Moto GP, which I have also embeded two videos of.

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Rangitoto

I spent today climbing up Rangitoto Island in the Hauraki Gulf.

This is the first time I have been on Rangitoto in almost 15 years – I last went up as kid.

The island is a great day out and depite our slow walking pace we explored the summit, lava caves, and ferns and still had an hour left to wait for the return ferry.

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Photos: Happy 2013 New Years Fireworks from Sydney

Happy New Year!

For this New Year’s Eve a friend of mine won us tickets to be on the Cahill Expressway above Circular Quay for the midnight fireworks – giving us some of the best views of the Harbour Bridge. Because we couldn’t access the expressway until 10.30pm we watched the 9pm fireworks from Observatory Hill.

All up the evening was fun, and different to previous years which have been spent at Barangaroo. Observatory Hill would be a great place to watch both sets of fireworks, it doesn’t have the best angle on the bridge but you can see a lot of the harbour. While the views from the expressway were great, not staying in one place the entire evening was rather annoying, and we learnt that crowds of families push forward in lines worse than most young people do! A little bit of extra excitement was also added to the evening when something caught fire just before midnight in Circular Quay sending flames and smoke high into air.

Below is a selection of photos from the evening.

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Goals for 2013

This year I have decided to make all my goals actually tangible and measurable.

They are, in no particular order:

  • Learn German
  • Summit┬áMt Kosciusko
  • Go on a holiday for at least a week without internet access