Thursday, November 16, 2006

Out of the city

As great a city as Sydney is, it's necessary to get out of the congestion and head off to other great attractions in Australia. We did the obligatory tourist trek to the Blue Mountains and paid homage to the famous sight, The Three Sisters.

There are plenty of easy treks around the cliffs that provide the gorgeous vistas of that area and we spent an afternoon wandering around, including time for a quick siesta.

We found a charming little guesthouse in the town of Katoomba and didn't mind spending a couple of nights hanging out in the mountains.

Today we couldn't decide where to go from there and ended up heading a little bit south down the coast from Sydney, stopping in another little town called Kiama. Its famous attraction is the blowhole, which we got to experience in its full glory at high tide on a screaming windy day.

Kiama must be the place of giant creatures:

Joe and Brien think they've struck gold for pina colada ingredients.

I found the local wildlife to be ginormous. These guys were quite tame and while he thought I was going to feed him, I thought he was about to eat me for dinner. I think I actually screamed in the photo below.

3 Comments:

At 5:30 AM, Anonymous WaterDon said...

What wine goes best with pterylpelican?

 
At 7:50 AM, Blogger Denis said...

Heidi, BRIEN

it's Denis. I'm wasting these last few minutes I have on internet (jeez internet is awkward out here) to check out your blog. You are a brave soul top keep a blog when it's so hard to get access. I've been out in the boonies for a couple days with my feet soaking wet crossing rivers in New zeland jungle. I love it. Hope you are dfoing ok . Kee in touch

Denis

 
At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Heidi,
Those rocks, the Three Sisters, looks like some rocks on Mt. Lemmon, that you can see on one of the pull-offs.

Shan

 

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