As some of you will know I am travelling in the Blue Mountains of North Carolina but whilst in Australia we also visited the Blue Mountains. These were beautiful! I likened them to the Grand Canyon filled with eucalyptus trees! The 'blue' comes from the sun beating down and making the leaves expire the oil hence leaving a blue hue over the mountains.
This map gives you an idea of the Blue Mountain towns and their location in relation to each other. We travelled by car to most of the towns and got a wonderful insight to how many of the roads had originally been built by convicts who had been transported from Britian in the nineteenth century.
Here is a picture of the view near the town of Katoomba, up in the mountains.... this particular view is of the Three Sisters'.
All the views in the area were fantastic but the only down side was the number of flies. When we first arrived we thought 'how friendly' everyone was....... they were but they were waving to discourage the flies from their faces!!!! Soon, we realised we were doing the same thing.
Whilst in the mountains we stayed in a self catering cottage that had been renovated. Very bijou and pretty. It was situated in Wentworth so enabled us to have a fairly central location from which to explore the surrounding countryside.
All that was now left for us was to pack, drive to Sydney to stay for our last night before starting the very long journey back. All in all very exciting adventure!