Our visit to the Blue Mountains was primarily around Leura and the Jamison Valley where we rode the Cableway, the Skyway and the Railway. In between there is a beautiful walk through the rain forest. It was still very cloudy and raining, and that added to a bit of mystery and beauty that most people don’t get to experience.
We couldn’t see our mode of transportation until it made its way slowly out of the clouds.
Most of my photos have raindrops on them, just due to the heavy rain. I found myself taking the time to really enjoy the view instead of seeing it primarily through the lens of my camera.
The rain isn’t surprising since it is, you guessed it, a rain forest.
My favorite part was the Scenic Walkway through the forest. The tapping of the rain on the leaves from all directions in different tones was amazing. I closed my eyes and just listened. Some were loud and others very quiet and in the background running streams of water were unseen as they made their way down the valley. The shades of greens alone were unbelievable. There were slight moments of calm between people walking by. I could have sat along the path for hours just taking it all in.
And then it was time to head back into Sydney. Finally, the rain stopped and we stepped aboard a ferry to take us back to Circular Quay.
I discovered a few houses along the way that I wouldn’t mind owning. Maybe some of my real estate friends can help.
And then back to Sydney Harbor.
Our trip to the Blue Mountains and all the attractions before and after were well worth it. The city of Sydney is beautiful, but it was really nice to see a bit of the countryside and the rain forest, especially in the heavy rain.