Zoom Zoom withdrawal

For more than 12 years, it has been customary for me to spend the Easter break camping with family and friends along the Great Ocean Road at Cumberland River. It has also been normal for me to take along my Mazda MX-5 to enjoy some spirited drives between Lorne and Apollo Bay.

During Easter, there are many other drivers and bike riders who all have the same idea. The congestion and slower drivers make it impossible to enjoy any semblance of a decent drive. To overcome this frustration, I would rise each morning at 6.00 am and have a spirited drive to Apollo Bay and back to Lorne, before settling in with a coffee to watch the sunrise over the ocean. I could think of no better place to be at Easter, overlooking a magnificent sunrise, whilst driving on one of the world's most incredible roads in the world's best-selling sports car.

Inexplicably for this year, I decided to leave the roadster at home. It meant that I would have to do the Apollo Bay to Lorne run in the family wagon, a Subaru Forester. And though the sunrises were just as spectacular, the sluggish CVT transmission and significant body roll on the Subaru ensured that the driving experience was far from enjoyable.

It is strange how you don't know what you have until you miss it, and I was undoubtedly suffering from a case of Zoom Zoom withdrawal. The accommodation at Cumberland River is already booked for next Easter, and I won't make the same mistake again of not taking the roadster with me.
Haha. Subaru Forester is currently one of my dream cars. I'm a very utility guy and haven't tasted the thrill of a spirited drive.

I'm jealous that you have an ocean view. 
2021-04-13 16:43:41

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