It's one of the tightest, windiest winding bits of road that you can find in the Sydney area (where I grew-up). It's not a particularly long section of road, by any stretch of the imagination, but a popular one.
Over the years I've discovered (usually by pure accident rather than by design) bits of mountain roadways that are long, windy and "interesting" drives (to say the least!). There's one on the NSW South Coast that winds up across the escarpment face (but exactly where it is escapes my immediate memory right now...).
Oh, but for pure length and boringness for long and windy roads, is the one coming thru about 45-minutes of gorgeous rain-forest south of Cairns in North Queensland (between Atherton and Gordonvale. Kuandra hill is a goodie too, which is up that way also). Driving through amazing virgin rainforest totally surrounding you... Beautiful scenery... but by a pure random fluke I managed to find myself driving along this long, windy, repetitively-boring stretch of tight, windy road just after sunset in the rain! 45-minutes of "when the hell is this going to end?" driving? Oh, I was safe and the road was fine - it's not totally wilderness, even tho the surrounding rainforest technically is.
But that's nothing compared to these photos I stumbled across online recently... between the borders of Chile and Argentina, sliding down one-side of the Andes mountains...
Leaves any other stretch of road far far behind, surely!!!
I think I "feel the need" to jump in my car and go for a nice long happy drive for a few days, perhaps? Especially now the holidays are over, winter is approaching, and random yet lovely, quiet places to stay overnight will be at cut-rate prices. North coast or South coast... where should I go this time?
Peas be with ewe
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