Back in the beautiful Blueys

I moved back to the Blue Mountains in July but broke my wrist hiking within the first month.

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I hiked out of the valley, meeting the ambos at my car – they were legends

Cast

Check out the weird shape the orthopod bent my arm into (and they wondered why my bone had moved from the original setting when the cast came off – sigh)

My phone was in my pocket at the time of the fall, so unfortunately it took a swim too, and because I hadn’t backed up, I lost all my photos from recent months. I think there’s a lesson there…

I will be getting a new phone soon so will write a longer post with more current photos then. But in the meantime, here are a few old faves from some hikes over the last couple of years.

Blackheath – Grose Valley

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Bridle Veil Falls

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One of many Grose Valley creek crossings (you wouldn’t want to break a wrist in this valley)

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Emerging out of Rodriguez Pass towards Evans Lookout

 

Katoomba – Jamison Valley

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Mt Solitary from the Golden Stairs

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Sleeping under the stars on Mt Solitary

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The Ruined Castle

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Scenic Skyway shadow with Mt Solitary in the background

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Those three rocks everyone comes to see

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I was lucky enough to spend a week at Varuna – The Writers’ House in 2015

Leura

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I’m voting yes for Marriage Equality

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One of many magical staircases into the valleys below

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Valley floor – Leura

Wentworth Falls

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Charles Darwin walk

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View of escarpment from Valley of the Waters

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National Pass

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View of Jamison Valley from National Pass

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Wentworth Falls

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Valley of the Waters

woodford

Sunset from train

Sunset over Woodford from the train on my way home from work this week

Ok, I have to go teach Nineteen Eighty Four to some students.

Welcoming recommendations for entry level hikes in the Blue Mountains region until my arm regains its former strength.

The cast is off, so I’ll be hitting the trails again soon!

Booknboot xo

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