Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Blue Mountains, Day 2

A blissful night in the little love-nest (Sweet Pea Cottage) warmed by a wood fire in the pot-belly stove, and by a hot soak in the jacuzzi tub. This morning we leaped out of bed at the crack of dawn to get out walking and see what wildlife might be outside. Sure enough, two kangaroos crossed the road a few yards ahead of us, looking over their shoulders at us as they disappeared into the bush. Thrilling! We walked back out to the cliffs and followed some trails. It was magical being in the Bush alone, with the sights, sounds and smells all new to us. Then the wind kicked up and a sudden icy rain shower drove us back inside.

We sat with Richard and Anthea by the fire and had a long, juicy conversation about art and music and life, and heard a little of Richard's heart-wrenchingly lovely music. Then we drove to the city of Katoomba to see the famous Three Sisters rock formation.

After a yummy lunch in a Korean restaurant, and a quick stop at a mountaineering store to buy merino wool undershirts (preparation for Tasmania) we drove back to Sydney. It was a thoroughly fabulous 2 day adventure in a part of Australia new to us.

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Location:Mount Victoria, Australia

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