Last weekend I ventured up to the Blue Mountains with some others for the weekend. The weather could not have been more perfect – practically crystal clear skies and a number of degrees cooler than Sydney has been. I am in what feels a bit of a minority group of people who prefer the cooler weather to the warm. While most people have been delighted to have such a mild winter here in Sydney, I feel like this year I have been cheated out of my winter! Therefore to escape to a slighter colder place, even if warmer than I had expected, was great.
From the lookout at Echo Point you could really see why the place is known as the Blue Mountains. The view really does appear to have a blue tinge to it everywhere you look. The scenery is quite spectacular. Walking down to The Three Sisters early in the morning turned out to be a great plan as there were only a small number of other people there. I have been once before in the middle of the day and it can get very busy with tourists, so I definitely recommend going early if you can.
One other point which I wouldn’t have known if the motel owner hadn’t told us, is that at night The Three Sisters are actually lit up and is worth a look then too. Although I have to say it does feel slightly eerie – especially on a windy night like when we were there – being the only ones down at the lookout in the dark!
In writing this post and looking back through photos I realised that the last few Augusts have involved travel of some sort!
This year I am in Australia……
Last year in August I travelled to Sri Lanka (see my post Having the time of my life in Sri Lanka)…..
The year before that I went to Dunedin (now that was the true meaning of cold! See my post about the snowy weekend down south)…….
I wonder what next August will bring????