(That’s actually not true, but I wanted to put ‘Git me a Mountain Man’ in a sentence.)
I did go to the Mountains today. The Blue ones West of Sydney.
Leura is a really pretty, historical looking town with lots of crafty stores. For the 1st time in ages I managed to purchase long taper candles to fit a candle holder I have wanted to fill up since the old candles, well, you know… got all burnt up!
We (Bet, Chen and Me) followed up our window shopping with a walk down the Leura Cascades. I am embarassed to admit that this is the 1st bush type walk I have done since I came to Australia! Happily, it isn’t a difficult walk (though my out of condition body took a bit of a testing) and follows a river down over a series of cascades to a steep and rather pretty waterfall which drops down into a deep valley. The fun, of course, was the climb back up. (Time for a soak in the bath I think…)
The best part of the whole day is the fact that I thought about getting out of Manly and got off my and butt did it. It gets so easy to sit at home and work that it takes a concerted effort to actually do it. And when you do? It’s a great day!!!
Ed. I could go to the mountains today because I had the day off due to it being ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand. For an explanation about what that means check in on Fi