Saturday 13th June 2009
first stop for the weekend was at Windsor, something we will not be
repeating as the pleasant park had no toilet facilities.
had planned to have lunch at Bathurst but our leisurely pace only got us
to Lithgow which proved to be rather cold and uninviting, that was until
we teed up an unscheduled visit to Michael Palmers place.
Last time we visited He told us about how he was going to build a
shed in the backyard. Well that shed is now complete and what a shed it
is! Sadly our time was very limited, just long enough for the fellas
to become very jealous of an incredible set up. I reminded Nicole
how lucky she was that I only had two Jaguars.
Next Stop Mt Panorama. When was the last time there where this many
Jags on the start line? It is many years since I have driven round the
track, I had forgotten just how tight those corners are.
Finally we arrived in Cowra, several hours behind schedule. The
Japanese gardens would have to wait until the morning.
Sunday morning and the weather looked very threatening with rain
forecast for the day ahead. Fortunately however the rain stayed away
long enough to explore the gardens.
I am not a great lover of gardens, but the audio commentary made
these compact gardens much more interesting and gave a real insight into
the thought process behind the design of Japanese gardens.
View over Cowra from the lookout.
After driving through some fairly heavy rain we arrived at Forbes in
time for lunch at the Mc Feeters Car Museum. This Museum only open a few
Mc Feeters Website quotes - "Located
on the Newell
Highway at Forbes NSW is a stunning new facility purpose built for
displaying a vast collection of meticulously restored motor cars. Cars
range from veterans to custom cars, rare, common and just down right
Majority of the collection is owned by the McFeeter family, they are
housed in a brand new purpose built facility complete with shop and
restaurant. They certainly do have some very unusual
Graham says he is looking for something a little bit older than
his MK2. He certainly looks the part but would Victoria approve of this
Ford A model Speedster from 1929
Jaguar E type - looks good from any angle.
No time to stop in Parkes on this trip, but we grab a distant view of
"The Dish". I think this would make an interesting place to
visit on our next trip out west.
Wellington - Home
We spent Sunday night in Wellington before heading for home on Monday
morning. First stop was the historic town of Gulgong. We had been
invited to have lunch at Paul's property near Merriwa. Fortunately the
rain eased as we neared the coast and Paul gave us a very interesting
tour of the farm.