Sunday, 22 March 2009

Leg-stretching day

Up bright and early this morning to make our way to the Blue Mountains, a couple of hours drive outside Sydney. It was a beautiful day, in the mid twenties and we arrived at our starting point ahead of schedule (we were meeting other people), which left enough time for a v good bacon & egg sandwich and a very sweet cup of tea from the local cafe - mmmmm!

The others arrived and we started on the walk, a circuit that began with a descent via the Zig Zag track, so-called because it, er, well, zig-zagged into a gully. What goes down must come up when it comes to walking though, and the ascent was a tad strenuous (but good for the thighs!)

We all felt we'd earned a hearty lunch after our 1hr 30+ of walking, so it was a bit disappointing to be served some of the worst food I've had in a long time at the Mount Victoria Hotel. I had the soup which was so stodgy you could have plastered the walls with it - my spoon actually stuck in it! Never mind...

Our companions were all walked-out by this point and they headed back to Sydney looking weary but happy, and K and I fitted in another short walk, a stop at a scenic lookout and yet another cup of tea!

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