Imagine 8 Ferraris on a ferry on the Hawkesbury! This was something very different, and a step back in time.
The 8 Ferraris covered many eras: 458 Speciale, 458, California, 430, 360, 365 Boxer and 330. A concourse display on a ferry?
The Monday started with breakfast at historic Windsor. First stop was Wisemans Ferry, where all cars were loaded onto the cable ferry for a quick trip across the 366 metre wide river. On the other side there was no civilisation for miles.
In 1827, 188 years ago, a ferry crossing was established over the Hawkesbury River to provide logistical assistance for the Great North Road being laid to Newcastle. Today, the ferries still operate regularly and provide a free service for pedestrians and drivers. That makes Wisemans Ferry the oldest continuously running service in NSW (and possibly in Australia). It feels like you're taking a step back in time during the crossing, and when you reach the other side.
We followed the winding road along the Hawkesbury River for about 1 hour with continually amazing waterviews, some lush countryside, and with the thrilling echo of the Ferraris exhausts.
At Peats Ridge we regrouped, headed south to Calga & Brooklyn, along the Old Pacific Highway to the Pie in the Sky for lunch.
This was a very scenic drive, coupled with brilliant weather, and no traffic.