The Blue Mountain Experience
Just out side of Sydney there are amazing landscapes to see. A few friends and I decided that before we leave Sydney we needed to see the Blue Mountains. I have always seen pictures but this was our chance to actually see them. The tour was great. We started the day going to see wild Kangaroo’s hopping around. I got pretty close to them, about 40 feet. After about 15 minutes they all hopped off into the woods. All around us there were eucalyptus trees. We took a leaf each, broke it in two and shoved it up our noses. It smelt so good. Apparently the evaporation off these leaves is what gives the Blue Mountains its color. You can’t see the blue close up but from a distance the mountains do have a blue glow to them. It’s really cool. The next part of the tour we went to the look out where you can see the 3 sisters, which are 3 peeks in the mountain. It was really amazing. We did a lot of hiking down the mountain but then took the steepest train in the world up the mountain. 52 degrees in angle to get us back to the top. Next stop lunch, we picked up some chicken pot pie and brought it to a small little waterfall to eat. The food was ok, not the best. I felt I was paying for the scenery. After lunch we headed to another larger waterfall. This one I actually got to go in. The water was ice cold and I didn’t go fully in but it was fun. The last stop was, what our guide said, a make out spot. We were on the edge of a cliff and over looked the Blue Mountains. It was amazing. The Tour was well worth it, the pot pie wasn’t. It was a long but great day.