Brumbies in the Jamison Valley

Yesterday I dropped a friend out at Tablelands Rd, Wentworth Falls, so he could go walking in the Jamison¬†Valley. A sheer drop, then several kilometres to an old farm and back. It’s a walk I wish I were fit enough to do. Instead, I stayed glued to my computer all day, writing.

Along the way, he saw some wild brumbies.

Brumbies with copyright symbol

This afternoon, after another day’s writing, I did my usual laps around the local oval, three kilometres of flat walking. It’s probably not sufficient to build up my fitness to attempt the Valley walk any time soon, but it’s a start. Maybe by this time next year! It’s such beautiful autumn weather here in the Blue Mountains right now.

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Note: all photos that appear on this blog are used with the photographer’s permission.

Walk to Govetts Leap – a perfect summer’s day!

Last weekend we had family visiting and we took them up to Blackheath to the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre. From the centre we discovered an easy-grade walk down to Govetts Leap Lookout. It’s a 1.8 km zig-zag bitumen track suitable for old people, wheelchairs and toddlers alike.

Along the way, we were treated to lots of different types of gum trees losing their bark.

stripped red bark of gumshaggy bark

From the lookout we could see all the way across the Grose Valley to Mount Hay. The temperature was mild, the air clear – a perfect summer’s day in the Blue Mountains.

Grose Valley

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(Photos of bark © Rodney Weidland, used with permission.)