His right hand rests on the steering wheel, the sun is high in the pale blue sky. The highwayman makes his way back up the coast. He has driven from dawn and is alone.
He comes to the sea cliff bridge seemingly floating above the ocean as it gracefully winds its way along the steep slopes that sweep down from the cliffs between Coalcliff and Clifton. Large sandstone boulders are evidence of cliff collapse and landslips which gave rise to the need for this new section of the coastal drive.
The highwayman can see that heaven is somewhere between the sea and the sky and today heaven looks empty and silent. The sky is so huge he imagines it clinging to the curve of the earth where the horizon is hardly distinguishable from the surface of the sea.
If you like driving as I do, then do yourself and your car a favour and take the 169 km day trip from Sydney known as the Grand Pacific Drive and you too can soar upwards from the sea cliff bridge towards heaven and onwards into the southern sky above the Tasman sea.
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