Friday, June 26, 2015

Misty Mountains

Is where hubs and I headed for a few days during the week to enjoy the misty weather that was on offer at the mountains.   The weather can change very quickly in the mountains and during the four days that we were there we saw heavy fog, drizzly rain and sunshine.   Fog in the valleys

Some nice frothy hot chocolate to sip and warm up after being out in 3 degrees.

Time to check into our  hotel

Next morning saw us up early and heading out to Capertee Valley which is reportedly the second largest canyon in the world.   It is 30 kms wide - 1 kilometre wider than the Grand Canyon but not as deep.   Main Street of Capertee

Do not blink or you will miss it.   From here you take a turn off and head down into the Valley floor
where you can look up and see huge cliffs  all around.

I like this idea for a garden.....very waterwise.

On the way home we stopped off to see the lookout at Hassans Walls just out of Lithgow.   Once you have negotiated the road to the top of the lookout there is a boardwalk

To see a 300  degree view of the valley below.  

It was worth the scary 2.4 kilometre narrow rough road to the top.

Timing is everything and just as we rounded the corner on one of the cliff drives that we did the sun was hitting the Three Sisters in just the right spot.    I have called them the "Golden Girls" in this photo.

After a few days of pampering and luxury it was time to pack our bags and head home to face reality again.....washing, shopping and cooking.  

While I was away I did some "googling" and I think I have come up with an idea for my "green challenge".   Back soon with some piccies of what I think I will go with and in the meantime

Happy sewing all



Anthea said...

Hi Karen, wow they're amazing pics, the 3 Sisters looks like a postcard!
What a lovely time away you've had!

Anonymous said...

Your pictures remind me very much of Arizona, where I spent most of my life. I miss it and these pictures made me miss it more. =) I like the 3 Sisters pic and that first one with the valley of clouds. Now I live in the Smoky Mountains, which are really rather short (compared to the western Rockies), but they seem tall with the flatlands around - anyway, they are called that because of the valleys in early mornings where it seems that smoke is rising from the valley floors up the sides of the mountains. It is just a beautiful sight I've been fortunate enough to see several times. Your scary uphill drive for that valley view seems worth it to me - though I wasn't the one taking the drive. =)

Liz said...

Love the 3 sisters' pic. Just glorious. Sounds like you had a lovely time.😀