The Blue Mountains
Trip Start Jan 03, 2012
163Trip End May 02, 2013
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Our next stop was Echo Point, a massive terrace overlooking more canyons and most famously, The Three Sisters, tall sandstone towers of important Aboriginal significance. We devoured our lunch on a bench built into the side of the first sister, essentially on the edge of a cliff with a safety fence.
We set off to explore more of the area, hiking along the top of the cliffs in search of Katoomba Falls
After seeking advice from the information centre we drove northwest to Perry's Lookdown camping area. Although surrounded by canyons we barely saw in the fading daylight, the layout was similar to campgrounds back home. We had our first rest in our new car, both sleeping and waking episodically throughout the long night.
Despite the forecast for a 90% chance of rain overnight, the sun came up and the ground was dry. We took a short walk down to Perry's Lookdown and observed the mountains and valleys in the wrong angle of light. Around the corner were Anvil Rock and Wind Eroded Cave, the latter a sandstone cliff-side carved by nature into a glorious fiery sculpture of enormous proportions.