“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”

The BMW has been faultless.

I took an inland route from Sydney back to Queensland through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.

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I made time for a detour through Mount Panorama in Bathurst, which is a public road when not in use. Going around those iconic corners I’ve watched on TV and raced in video games was really cool.

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This is my last clean photo before it got plastered in insects and grime. I am in love with this colour. It’s a deep inky blue that glistens along creases in the sun and then goes black.

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The faded indicator lenses need to go though.

Illustration for article titled Back home, and my first week with the 330
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This is Katoomba. A little tourist town in the Blue Mountains perched on top of a cliff. Crisp, dry autumn was perfect hiking weather.

Illustration for article titled Back home, and my first week with the 330
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Illustration for article titled Back home, and my first week with the 330
Illustration for article titled Back home, and my first week with the 330
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Illustration for article titled Back home, and my first week with the 330

At that point I left my friend on a train back to Sydney and began the long slog north alone. The roads were unforgiving. Winding, rough, and a constant fight against deep ruts that would guide my car off like train tracks.

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I passed more dead kangaroos than I’ve seen live ones, and I was really fucking scared of hitting one. It would have probably been the end of this car.

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I hoped I would take more photos; but I was exhausted and trying to make as much distance as possible before nightfall.

Illustration for article titled Back home, and my first week with the 330

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