Still not a lot happening although I was speaking to the smash repairer and the Sunliner door is being painted – we hope to be reunited with her on the 20-21st with a bit of luck.
We’ve tried to make the best of our enforced dalliance in Sydney – I have brought all my documentation up to date so will be ready to file my tax returns as soon as the FY ends!!
Did I tell you that the Sunliner now sports NSW registration plates.
Still with our wings clipped in Sydney we headed off into the Blue Mountains (The Blue Mountains National Park starts just behind where we are staying so we didn’t have to go too far). We went up to Lawson and then walked the “Waterfall Circuit”, the first one we came to being Cataract Falls. It was at Cataract Gorge where the Sunliner was molested – but this was a different Cataract altogether… I had just bought a new camera and so it was an ideal location to try some of the more elaborate settings. We had our son Chris with us who is something of a photography guru and he showed me how to perfect one of the effects I have always wanted to achieve – but never knew how.
Here are some of my initial efforts with the new camera
I always love it when Rainbow Lorikeets come into the garden. I used to have one as a pet…
You would swear that the trees had been painted – but this is their natural winter look…
Delicate Wild Flowers – even winter time has its beauty
This is Cataract Falls
You can see the effect I was trying to master – the milkiness of the water
I am quite happy with my first attempt. All I have to do is remember the settings…
Clovelly to Bondi
On Monday the 12th it was a public holiday – Queen’s Birthday – and so we decided to go off to Clovelly and do the Coastal Walk to Bondi (and return).
It was a beautiful winter’s day, just touching 20 deg, and clear as any day could be. You never tire of the walk in the clean Pacific Air and the views are always spectacular. We were lucky enough to spot the plumes from 4 or 5 Humpback Whales about 2kms off shore as they migrated North – which is exactly what we should be doing in the next week or so once we get our Sunliner back again.
Stay tuned for another That Was The Week That Was…
Dawn with the Beautiful view toward Bondi
I Love it when the Ocean sparkles in the afternoon sun
June Long Weekend, well we thought we would be up in QLD for the Long Weekend but still waiting for the Sunliner to be fixed
We did make the most of the lovely weather though, Brian bought a new camera to replace the one that was stolen, so Chris took us up to Lawson in the Blue Mountains on Sunday to give it a go, there are quite a few different waterfalls on the track we walked along one of them been Cataract Falls. (These are the photos i took Brian will post his later)
The walk is about 2 hours normally but with all the stops for photography we doubled that lol but well worth it great day out.
Chris taking some shots of the waterfall, he does an amazing job so was good to have him come along and give Brian some tips
We saw lots of different fungi some stunning colours, and the colours in the leaves just glorious this time of year.
Chris also spotted this tiny birds nest in the tree
Monday Brian and I decided to do the Clovelly to Bondi Coastal walk its a great walk very popular especial when its a very pleasant 19 degs. We walked to Bondi had fish & chips then walked back a good 10km walk
This is the start of the walk at Clovelly gorgeous little beach
We are about halfway round in this shot, we spotted some whales but just the spray from their blow holes as they were quite far out, love whalesmakes my day i always look out for them hoping one will pop up and put on a show
I could smell our Fish & Chips by the time i got to here, Bondi is a very popular place for locals and visitors but we managed to get a table and devoured our late lunch, we hung around for an hour or so before heading back to Clovelly to the car.
Hopefully my next Blog will be good news and we will have the Sunliner back !!! Fingers Crossed hope you all had a lovely long weekend