Day 45 – Opal Cards work in the Blue Mountains

As you can see from the featured photo, the Blue Mountains really are bluish. We got up rather late and dithered around for a while. I was checking on Google and realised that we could get to the Three Sisters lookout at Echo Point in Katoomba by train and bus. The train station is about 1.5 kms away, mostly uphill, but we can handle that at the beginning of the day, rejoicing that when we return, probably tired, it will be all down hill.

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Setting off for the station
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next set of gates
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Stephen wanted a photo of the lichen
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Waiting for our train at Blackheath Station

We left at about 11.00 a.m. and had time for a coffee before catching our train. The trains were running every hour for our line, we noticed when we were returning that the trains to Sydney are more frequent. We enjoyed being able to take in the views as we travelled on our comfortable train. Yesterday evening we had travelled much the same route in the Winnie, but having to concentrate on the road meant we couldn’t relax and take things in.

We took a normal public transport bus to Echo Point. It felt amazing that this place is so accessible, but the numbers of tourists mean that it is well worth while. After spending some time at the lookout we had lunch at a nearby foodhall. Rather overpriced, but we sat ourside enjoying the view.

After lunch we walked down a path, with many other, of course, to another look out point. I bought some fridge magnets, three, because I couldn’t make up my mind which one.

Getting back was just as easy as our trip out. We stopped for a cuppa at a cafe. Stephen managed to get a copy of the Weekend Australian to read.

Then, our walk downhill to our caravan park. Last night I did a load of washing, and did a second one tonight, bringing us up to date. We had a simple meal of eggs, tomoto, olives and jalapeno peppers with hash browns, followed by fruit and icecream.

We had an enjoyable session with Matt on Facetime, and I’ve spent ages processing the images from today. I’m only including a few of them tonight as it is getting late.

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The Three Sisters
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our lunch table with a view
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This is a view from the lower lookout
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We had patchy cloud which allowed for contrasts of light and shadow.