Something I've noticed since discovering my passion for photography is that it forces you to view the world through different eyes. Suddenly you are seeing the beauty in the mundane - in the little places least expected - in places you never used to look. These small treasures also provide an opportunity to practice camera … Continue reading The little things…..
After 10 days on the road, 4 locations and nearly 2,500 kms, we are now back to the "normality" of suburban home life. Funny thing is though, it doesn't feel so normal. The biggest thing we've noticed is that we don't feel the cold. We haven't even been looking to turn the heater on until … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 10 – the home stretch.
Today it was time to pack up the camper trailer for the last time and begin the big slog home. According to Google Maps, the drive time between Lake Lyell and home was close to 9 hours non stop. We still had a day up our sleeves before Jamie went back to work so we … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 9 – Lake Lyell to Gundagai.
We are now at the tail end of our holiday and were keen to put in one more adventure before leaving the Blue Mountains. Originally, we had planned to move camp to a place near Canberra today to stay 2 nights before heading home. In reality though, it didn't seem such a good idea to … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 8 – Wentworth Falls.
The day began with another sumptuous breakfast cooked in our new camp kitchen. Sometimes I think we eat better while camping than we do at home. Today we were planning to knock off another of the major tourist attractions in the area - Jenolan Caves. Again, this had been recommended to us by many people … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 7 – Jenolan Caves.
We awoke this morning to icy conditions - white grass, hard tents and a layer of ice a couple of mm thick on the buckets. Despite the chill, today actually seemed warmer than yesterday as there was no wind. As the sun rose it warmed us up nicely. The kids (well, Adam) were pretty excited … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 6 – Katoomba’s Scenic World.
Day 5 and the main purpose of our trip was here. The Blue Mountains. Out of the 5 of us, Jamie is the only one who had been there before. We've been blessed with fantastic winter weather on this trip - it is cold (winter), but during the day the sun has been shining. Couldn't … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 5 – The sights of Katoomba.
Day 4 arrived and it was time to move on to our next temporary home. At least today we had a dry pack up - it made things so much better. We've been really lucky with the weather so far - a bit chilly but sunny during the day. Yesterday was even a short sleeves … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 4 – Dubbo to Lake Lyell.