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Dec 29, 2014 - Blue Mountains

About two hours west of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are a glorious expanse of rainforest set in a huge crater. Frankie Lewis was kind enough to organize a stay there for all of us, no easy feat considering it is the busiest time of the year. Our airbnb had huge windows overlooking a forested view complete with a variety of noisy cockatoos. We went to "Scenic World" to take a variety of festive transport (gondola, super-steep railway, etc) to soak up the views and walk around the valley floor. While in the rainforest, we were so fortunate to...

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Nov 25, 2014 - Visiting Leura

Had a fantastic day in the Blue Mountains. We left home and went the back roads to a lookout over Castlereagh which was pretty spectacular. We then joined the main road to the Blue Mountains stopping at a little village called Leura. We stopped to have some lunch at the Wazy Duck then David and Trevor went off to visit the nearby Wentworth Falls. Sue and I walked around Leura exploring all the shops. It's a very nice place and we really enjoyed it. There are so many lovely shops here. There are lots of craft, antique and souvenir shops and...

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Dec 20, 2012 - Blue Mountains national park

Deze morgen toch een stress moment gehad ... We zijn onze eerste wagen gaan halen : een automatique, bestuurder zit rechts en dan moeten vertrekken in druk verkeer. Gelukkig was het vandaag een korte rit naar de Blue Montains. Over deze bergen hangt een blauwe nevel, afkomstig van de oliedampen van de eucalyptusbomen. Dit is met het blote oog te zien maar moeilijk te vatten op een foto. We hebben ook de Three Sisters gezien : volgens de Aboriginal legende zijn deze drie vrijstaande rotsen drie betoverde zussen die door hun vader in rotsen...

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Oct 20, 2008 - In the Blue Mountains

Sunday 19th Oct – today was the day we drove some 150kms round trip to see a radio museum in a place called Kurrajong. The exhibits included domestic, armed forces, professional, commercial, studio and amateur radio equipment of all sorts. I even found a Spilsbury radio built in Vancouver, BC!! While we were there the Morgan Car Club, out of Sydney, drove up in some 30 immaculately restored cars to visit the museum. The owner of the museum, a former primary school teacher, gives presentations to groups such as these on the history of radio....

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Jul 4, 2008 - Blue Mountains here we come!

We got up and had yet another good breakfast. We were up in good time so we decided to get going on the earlier train that we had looked at. Unfortunately it was raining so that wasn’t so nice but we weren’t going to let that spoil our day! Train journey was slow as it stopped at lots of stations but views were great as we gradually worked our way up into the mountains. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t getting any better though and once we arrived in Leura it was still raining! We walked to our hotel and got checked-in. Our room was...

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