On Monday my post was about how we lived in one of Sydney’s multi-millionaire suburbs for all of 2 days, and on Wednesday I explained how Mrs Bobinoz and Elizabeth took care of some dogs in Australian quarantine for the day.
Today, being Friday, I have a video for you as I conclude ‘Sydney Week’.
There are many attractions in Sydney; after all, it’s the most visited city by tourists in all of Australia. One of the big attractions though, is a fair drive out. Hit the road and travel about 50 kilometres west of Sydney and you will start the slow ascent into the Blue Mountains.
And that’s what we did on one of the 4 days we were in Sydney.
As far as mountains go, it’s no Everest, but then not many mountains are. The UK’s highest mountain is Ben Nevis, the peak on that one is apparently 1,344 metres. The highest point in the Blue Mountains is Mount Werong at 1,215 metres, so there’s not much in that, is there?
Australia’s highest mountain is Mount Kosciuszko which is in the Snowy Mountains, also in New South Wales. That one is 2,228 metres at the highest point, so it towers over Ben Nevis.
Anyway, enough of this Australia versus UK mountaineering one-upmanship, what were the Blue Mountains like? Truth is, they didn’t really feel like mountains, probably because of the ease of access and gentle ascent in our minibus.
But as the figures above show, they are mountains, no denying it.
The views were pretty stunning as well, and I wish I could tell you much more about these mountains, but you really don’t get to be an expert after a one-day coach trip. Maybe some of you reading this can tell me more about your experiences in the Blue Mountains, I’d love to hear them.
Anyway, three Sisters and three rides in 3 minutes. You will understand what I mean when you watch the video; you do want to have a ride on the world’s steepest train, don’t you? Then click play…