The Blue Mountains

Kids climbing down

This is a non-writing/reading post, simply because I wanted to share some of this amazing country that I live in. I’ve spent a lot of time in the Blue Mountains this year thanks to my husband’s running adventures, and have learnt my way around. There are so many walking tracks I don’t think I’d ever discover them all, even if we lived locally.

Last weekend, we set out to do the the Valley of the Waters Track, but extended it down the ladders path which meant weended up doing the Wentworth Pass track in reverse. It took us roughly two hours to complete the seven kilometre loop with the kids and was quite steep in places. Lucky we took plenty of food and water because we needed the energy to climb back out of the valley.

I never realised there were so many waterfalls. Recent rains meant they were all flowing too which made for some very pretty pictures.

waterfalls2

The above is just a small sample. I have so many photos I could have chosen from.

Funnily enough, the book I was reading at the time of this trip, Paper Daisies by Kim Kelly, is set partly in the Blue Mountains. I will be reviewing it next on my blog. Stay tuned…

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