Day 22 – Blue Mountains

Today we headed to the Three Sisters, a rock formation with three distinct…..formations? There is an Aboriginal legend about them that goes something like this:

Three sisters from the Katoomba tribe fell in love with three brothers from the neighboring Nepean tribe, marriage between the two tribes was forbidden. The brothers were not happy about this law, and decided to use force to capture the sisters. A battle between the tribes ensued, and an elder from the Katoomba tribe turned the sisters to stone to protect them. The problem was that elder died in the battle, and no one else could turn the sister back.

Moral of the story? Don’t resort to violence to get women. Or, don’t trust old men who threaten to turn you to stone, as they might die before they turn you back. Sheesh, I mean really!!

We went to Scenic World which is a place with a funicular railway, the steepest in the world!! 52° incline wow it was steep!! They also had the Skyway which was straight across on a cable, much like the Whirlpool cable car in Niagara Falls. And there was the Cableway which is another cable car incline that goes down the face of the mountains to the forest floor, where you can walk trails, but we didn’t. Lori actually rode on this one with me, despite her very strong feelings on the subject! Good on ya!!

Yep, pretty much everywhere you go here there’s something to see. The towns of Katoomba and Leura are quaint and full of cute little shops 🙂

High: Actually smelling the eucalyptus in the air today! Mmm And the views!
Low: it feels like fall here, which I like, I’m just not ready for!!
WOD: “He knows what side his bread’s buttered” means they know what’s good for them.


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