Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The swimming season is over for me: Blue Mountains weekend

Here are some pics I took last weekend in Leura, a village in the Blue Mountains that is overrun by tourists on the weekend.

I drove to the mountains, two hours northwest of Sydney, to celebrate my friend Mr Snorkel's 'Big 0' birthday. Mrs Snorkel arranged for me to stay at the Megalong Manor, a beautiful old guesthouse that started out as a library in 1913.
Megalong Manor

It was lovely and so too were our hosts, who happen to be old friends of the Snorkels.

On Saturday arvo Mrs Snorkel, Ms Onyabike, her hubby Mr Toothless and I set off on a bushwalk to the Lyrebird Dell, Pool of Siloam and Golf Links Lookout. The view from the edge of the escarpment across Jamison Valley is spectacular. The pic doesn't really do it justice.

We stood for a while in silent awe. 

On the way back from the lookout (the track is clearly signposted) Mr Toothless and I took a wrong turn. Sad but true. You'd have to be a dill to get lost but we made a fist of it.

Ms Onyabike pretending to be a nymph

 If you're interested, here's a link to this walk: http://www.leurabluemountainsguide.com/bushwalk.html

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