Two days ago my daughter sat for her Hazards test which, for those who don’t know, is the preliminary exam needed before you can apply for a drivers licence in Australia. Well, at least in Victoria. Step one is complete and she’s now on the way to getting her full licence.
Here in Australia you need 120 hours of practical driving learning hours before you can sit for your actual permit. She’s reached those hours and has driven in all types of conditions. Now that she has her own Toyota Landcruiser (nicknamed Patsy) she’s learned very quickly how to also drive a manual gearbox.
After she passed her Hazards test we spent the day together. It was a great chance to enjoy some quality time and for her to get some more driving practice. Usually during the week we’re both too busy for this sort of relaxed time together.
Hopefully soon this L will turn into a P when she gets her Probationary Licence.
Of course Harry had to come along for the ride.
Along the way we stopped off at Sugarloaf Reservoir to check out the water levels. It’s only about 20 minutes from our home. She wanted to drive across the dam wall.
This is one of Melbourne’s major storage water areas. It’s looking a bit low as we haven’t had much rain lately. But hopefully with winter coming that will change.
Here’s Patsy parked at the Reservoir. She practiced some parking here, but obviously for the sake of this photo didn’t quite pass the test of parking between the lines. Hopefully she’ll park better on the day of her test!
This is Yarra Glen where we stopped to enjoy lunch. In the distance a circus tent was being set up for the local carnival. Such a pretty backdrop and a nice spot to relax.
And here we are heading homewards again. As she nears her 18th birthday and her drivers test I wish my darling daughter all the very best. I especially wish her many years of safe driving ahead. I can’t believe after all these years of driving her around she will soon be independent and venturing out solo.
May we all stay safe on our travels and enjoy the journey, where ever we’re heading.