PARADE: Avoiding the weekend’s hot weather

While Bathurst sweltered through temperatures that almost hit the 40 degrees mark, Parade felt the sting of the Sydney heat on both Saturday and Sunday.

MEDIA SCRUM: Print, radio and television media were in force to hear Paul Toole announce major funding for the Colo Road on Monday.

MEDIA SCRUM: Print, radio and television media were in force to hear Paul Toole announce major funding for the Colo Road on Monday.

Parade enjoyed the fun and water rides at Jamberoo Action Park, on the South Coast, on Friday before a pleasant evening by the beach at Kiama.

While it was not extremely hot on Friday, a day on the South Coast would’ve been better suited for either Saturday or Sunday.

However, Parade dealt with the heat quite well on Saturday, enjoying the cool air-conditioning at the Queen Victoria Building and neighbouring bookshops.

Even though Sunday in Sydney was extremely warm, especially in the city’s west, Parade was lucky enough to spend the afternoon driving back to Bathurst in the welcome cool of an air-conditioned car. 

And how about our Western Sydney neighbours?

The mercury in Penrith hit 47.3 degrees Celsius, a record for Penrith but not actually a record for the Sydney region overall.

It was on January 14, 1939 when the mercury hit a sizzling 47.8 degrees in Richmond – and almost 80 years on, the record is still to be beaten.

The record temperature for Bathurst is 41.5 degrees in February 2017. 

Bathurst’s worst parking disasters 

WHILE scrolling Facebook, Parade came across a brilliantly named page – Bathurst Parking Disasters. 

From parallel parks in 45 degree rear-to-kerb zones to motorists who just can’t seem to line their car up to the lines, it’s worth a look to make you laugh and see some of Bathurst’s worst parking disasters.

There’s one ‘amazing’ park from November 15 last year, where the motorist has decided to park the car’s nose to the kerb in a 45 degree rear-to-kerb zone. 

Other popular parking disasters include the failure to park the rear of the car close to the kerb in a 45 degree rear-to-kerb zone. 

Make sure you check out the page and give it a like to see more incredible parks from around Bathurst. 

More importantly, make sure you’re not the next victim to pop up on the page.