Monday, July 29, 2019

Back from the edge..



Of the Blue Mountains that is :) What a breathtaking sight it is! The story of how the formation of the Three Sisters rocks above and below came about is claimed to be an Indigenous Australian Dreamtime legend..


The view from Pulpit Rock Lookout was spectacular, don't let the blue skies trick you, the weather was freeeezing, literally! I think it was either -1C or 0C, exhilarating to the max but just a wee bit too chilly for my three year old grandson below..


When winter weather can often look more like this below, taken two days ago in Perth, that kind of cold can take your breath away :)


There are three lookout levels, waaaay down below, you may have to embiggen the shot to see them, David and Aimee looking out over Grose Valley from the third level..


We stayed in a super gorgeous house in Little Hartly about twenty minutes from Katoomba. It was our first experience in an airbnb accommodation and it was wonderful to spend quality time altogether in such a beautiful spot. Below our outlook early in the morning and next shot looking up towards the house later in the afternoon..


Making memories with our Sydney famille and our gorgeous grandchildren, below toasting marshmallows, last shot back in Sydney where the temps were warmer, is the best 💕 I overcame many a height phobia at Scenic World taking all the rides, including the glass-bottomed Scenic SkyWay, can't be a cowardy-custard in front of two excited youngsters can you :) Oh btw the flight to Sydney from Perth was fine, I slept all the way, coming back was a different story, our flight was delayed by five hours and we had to get home via Canberra.. but we got to spend that extra time with the family, there's always a positive right! Looking forward to catching up and seeing what you have been up to while I've been away, happy Monday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. Many thanks to Aimee for letting me use some of her shots..



31 comments:

  1. ...it looks like you had a super time, good to have you back!

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  2. Welcome back, Grace! Looks like you had a super time!

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  3. Gorgeous Photos And Looking Forward To All The Tales From Your Travels

    Cheers
    P.S. So Nice To Have You Back

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  4. welcome back! great pictures as usual! ew :)

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  5. Good to have you back. When we went to see the three sisters they were shrouded in heavy mist each day we were there!! Luckily the morning we left we just managed to see them. Great set of photos, Take care Diane

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  6. Sounds like you had a great time with the fanily.

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  7. Schöne Bilder von der Reise und von den kleinen.

    Noke

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  8. Love the photos of the children. 0C is my kind of temperature, but I'm sure when I was 3 I felt otherwise. Very beautiful place.

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  9. Oh! It sounds like such fun!

    Isn’t it amazing what we will do for the grandkids!

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  10. Beautiful scenery. So glad your flight went well. Roasting marshmallows is a great family tradition.

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  11. You saw some beautiful countryside but those sweet grandchildren make the best subjects. So glad you survived the flights and heights.

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  12. You were very brave, Grace! Flying and going to high places! Children can drive us to extraordinary efforts.

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing this real thing by your great looking photography.

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  14. Sweet family, Grace, sure worth the flying-trouble :-)
    When we visited the Three Sisters in 1995 we stopped the car and lit our cigarettes (yes, stupid back then!!!) and heard a boom!
    Only in Mackay, Queensland, we found out we had a hole in the tank (BOOM).
    You made me smile with this...again :-)

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  15. Oh, you bring back sweet memories of the Blue Mountains I visited in 2004, long ago.... we made a breathtaking trainride right down of the mountain...! Good to see you had a great time with the grandchildren. It looks rather cold up there. We had tropical Australian temperatures here last week....unbearable for us northern people!

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  16. Great shots.Love them all.

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  17. Every photo breathtaking. I love the diversity of the terrain in Australia. Lovely grandchildren.
    I addressed my height phobia zip lining and walking across suspension walking bridges in Costa Rica this summer. Maybe a glass bottom elevator is next.

    Welcome Back
    Janis
    Greensboro, NC, USA

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  18. So glad you had a lovely time in our gorgeous part of the world. I've been looking forward to your photos of the trip. I know all about the cold, for the past month or so we've been doing our best to escape it (with some success). If you caught the cold snap it sure was super chilly for a few days.

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  19. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. The views are fantastic. So glad to see you back.

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  20. Welcome back Grace. Very brave of you to do all those rides at the Blue Mountains :) Nice photos.

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  21. Welcome back Grace. Those views are outstanding and the photos are beautiful. Glad to see you posting again.

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  22. Welcome back :)
    Amazing views. Thanks for sharing beautiful pics.
    Greetings

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  23. Nice pictures and very sweet little grandies. Wonderful to spend time with your little people. Welcome back. I have stayed with friends in Katoomba back on 2003 (ages ago!) and have stood exactly where you stood in the Blue Mountains, what a marvellous view! Biebkreibels (comment above) went on the train down the mountain.... so did I, then came back up via the cable car. Very happy memories of a spectacular scenic area.

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  24. I wet to the Blue Mountains when my daughter was studying for a semester at UNSW, but the fog was so thick we couldn't see beyond our hands.

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  25. Special times …
    Glorious pictures of places and family.

    Welcome Back :)

    All the best Jan

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  26. What a breathtaking sight it is! Really!
    And ... Welcome Back ;)

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  27. Oh, I remember our visit there - what? - 26 years ago. Do they still have the funicular down to the bottom of the valley? Also remember stopping at the Jenolan Caves on our way back to Sydney. As the sun was setting, a group of kangaroos burst across the road right in front of us. Toto, I said to myself, I don't think we're in Kansas any more.

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  28. J'aime beaucoup toutes ces photos de vacances et ces nouveaux paysages que tu nous offres. C'est très joyeux. Je ne pensais pas qu'il pouvait faire aussi froid que tu le dis en Australie

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