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Ocean Racer
09-27-2010, 08:34 AM
A Pinnacle moment for Volvo and the XC70
Sunday 26 September 2010


The XC did a MARVELOUS job over the weekend.
Location: Nambung National Park, Cervantes, Western Australia
Temperature: 23c
Distance: 450km round trip.
Average speed: 82km/h
Consumption: 9.6L / 100km.

On Sunday we decided to go for a drive to one of our State's natural wonders, The Pinnacles.
Located about 200km North of Perth and at the end of the new Ocean Drive highway, these weird monolithic structures are actually limestone deposits left behind from years and years of wind erosion. Some of these are 4m in height. With a dark blue car in a glowing orange sunset lit park, I was looking forward to the shoot.

Driving up, we first stopped at the beach-side town of Green Head for a lunch picnic. The wind was blowing quite strong so we didn't hang around for long.

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Further down the road. These massive white sand dunes were everywhere.

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Finally late in the afternoon we made it to the Nambung National Park, home of the Pinnacles.

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ifnt420
09-27-2010, 08:13 PM
Great photo! can't wait![thumbup]

mrslomo
09-27-2010, 08:19 PM
What an absolutely gorgeous photo!

Ocean Racer
09-28-2010, 04:17 AM
photos added.

Art
09-28-2010, 08:09 AM
Awesome pics OR! Thanks for sharing. :)

09-28-2010, 02:46 PM
Incredible scenery and it sure makes the XC look gorgeous! I've been to Sydney, done the Great Ocean Road and Cairns but Perth is another matter entirely! You have added another road to explore once I really retire ...[thumbup]

Ninja
09-29-2010, 10:09 PM
Fantastic photos! Man, they make me want to visit Australia.

Ocean Racer
10-13-2011, 01:44 AM
some more pics coming

Ocean Racer
10-13-2011, 09:33 PM
Back to the Pinnacles for a new set of pics..

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ifnt420
10-14-2011, 03:39 AM
Great photos as always! [thumbup]

Did you paint your wheels white? :eek:

gary
10-16-2011, 06:52 AM
Awesome photos! Love all the unique badging you've done!

giorgio
10-16-2011, 08:25 AM
Thank you for the fantastic photo !
Have you wash the car one minute first of make photos ?

Ocean Racer
10-17-2011, 08:12 AM
Great photos as always! [thumbup]

Did you paint your wheels white? :eek:

No,
Powdercoated silver pearl but they came out a dull grey that reflects the sunlights - appearing whitish :rolleyes:

Ocean Racer
10-17-2011, 08:13 AM
Thank you for the fantastic photo !
Have you wash the car one minute first of make photos ?

lol, no, I washed the car a day and 200+ km prior.