Blue Mountains

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Blue Mountains

Nin arrived early this morning to drive Zoe and I to the Blue Mountains. We parked at Echo Point and walked down to the viewing point of Three Sisters, before walking down the steep and narrow steps that lead to the base of the rocky cliff outcrop. At the bottom we took a long bush walk through the forest, enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the forest, sticky but content with the exertion and content with the peaceful calm.

After returning along the track we walked towards the World's Steepest Train where Nin insisted on leaving us to return by the steep stairs to the top. She hates the train and refused to do it again. Thinking she would take some time to walk up we wandered in the other direction along the Yellow Ribbon Track to the 'Rainforest Room' and the Miners' Village before queuing up to take the train.

Me and Zoe in front of the Three Sisters
I was starting to feel quite apprehensive about the train, seeing the returning passengers hanging on to the metal netting ceiling and seeing their seats turn on their access till passengers were supporting themselves by virtually standing on the seat in front.. As it was, it was fine. It was only a few minutes, and although the train was fast and gained height above the valley rapidly, before disappearing into a pitch black tunnel, it was more enjoyable than frightening.

At the top Nin was already waiting for us at Echo Point but we missed the bus back to meet her and so ensued a series of unfortunate events whereby we ended up on the wrong bus to meet her and ended up being late to meet her by an hour. Once we were all in Katoomba though we enjoyed a well-deserved meal at a funky cafe before heading to a local cinema to watch the Golden Compass. Katoomba is a lovely town, one day I'd love to come back and spend a whole weekend there.

Unfortunately the film was a disappointing portrayal of the original book, though Nin hadn't read it and was on the edge of her seat. We dropped Zoe off in Falconbridge nearby, where her brother lives and Nin and I drove 2 hours back.

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