Thursday, August 26, 2010

A lovely mini-holiday

Early last week we spent 2 nights here....

 ....the spectacular,awe-inspiring,incredible,breathtaking Blue Mountains!

Me & the 3 sisters!

We went on a huge hike(about 3 hours,huge for us)down ,down,down approx. 900 steps(known as the Giant Steps) then through beautiful rainforest before getting a ride back to the top on the world's steepest railway-thankfully in caged carriages!

Once back up at the top,we travelled back to our starting point across the valley in the skyway cable-car,which had a glass floor so you could see below,all that way down!

Afterwards we visited this place & had tea & dainty little sandwiches,looked around some lovely shops in Leura,then went here for a quiet drink.

What a beautiful old hotel-would love to have visited(maybe stayed & attended a ball!)in it's heyday.

Katoomba(the main town of the Blue Mountains) has many Art Deco buildings,which thankfully have been preserved.

And house some great shops & cafes.

We stayed in a lovely old cottage-the walls & ceilings in the lounge,bedroom & kitchen are covered in the original pressed metal.We were grateful that it also had a double spa bath in a little shed out the back,as a bitterly cold wind was blowing most of the time we were there,& our legs were in need of a long soak after our walk(they were worse the next day & continued to be sore for almost a week!)

Aahh,chocolate & wine in the spa....

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