Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Blue Mountain Majesty

Mom and I drove two hours west of Sydney to see the majestic Blue Mountains. I had taken my brother to see these beautiful, eucalyptus covered cliffs a few months ago, and we had amazingly clear views of the well known, "Three Sisters" formation (you can read more about the mountains at ).

Mom and I arrived at Echo Point near the Three Sisters early in the morning. We parked, paid the ridiculous parking fee, and walked to the overlook for the Three Sisters. Mom had read about the Blue Mountains and was anxious to see this well photographed formation. Well . . .  it's a good thing it's well photographed because we couldn't see a thing due to a fog invasion.
Here's a picture of what it's supposed to look like.
For Plan B, we took a hike to the top of the Three Sisters. Though we couldn't actually see them, the sky cracked open and we were gifted with gorgeous views of a fog cloaked valley. 
As we headed back to Sydney, we stopped by Wentworth Falls. Mom thought her trip to the Blue Mountains would end without a view of its namesake blue haze, but then something unexpected happened. For the briefest moment, the fog dissapated, and Mom's jaw dropped in awe of an expansive range.

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