Wednesday, 3 February 2016


And we end this short jaunt with another view of the farmland and cliffs.  Very pretty and very green at the moment since we have been having quite a lot of wet weather.

@Megalong Valley

Tuesday, 2 February 2016


This is the view from the Tea Rooms.  You will see we have descended through the rain forest out into open farmland flanked by the mountains

@Megalong Valley

Monday, 1 February 2016

Tea Rooms

There are old fashioned tea rooms down Megalong Valley Road, a good reason for taking this lovely drive.

And as it happens to be on Theme, a perfect opportunity to post for this month's CDP Theme Day.

@Megalong Valley Tea Rooms

Sunday, 31 January 2016

My kind of track

The other day I was wondering which type of track was best ... an avenue of exotic trees or a dirt track through native forest.  I actually think neither of those (through they are both beautiful). I reckon the very best type is a winding road through rain forest.

This is going through an area called Mermaid's Cave Recreation Reserve, beats me why since we are nowhere near the sea.

@Megalong Valley Road

Thursday, 28 January 2016

The view

There is quite a nice picnic area down the end of the track with a view similar to what we saw at Hargreaves Lookout.

@Mt Blackheath, Blackheath

Two styles one track

Still not quite ready to head home we took the side track out to Mt Blackheath.  On the way you encounter both exotic and native trees.  Mmm which is best?

@Mt Blackheath Road, Blackheath

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Rock wall

There is a rock shelter out at Hargreaves Lookout.  I am always amazed at how they manage to get something as variable as stone to fit together so well.

@Hargreaves Lookout, Blackheath

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Hargreaves Lookout

It was such a lovely day, sunny but not hot, we decided to take a drive before going back home.  Following the road along Shipley's Plateau from Blackheath ends at Hargreaves Lookout which has nice views to the west where mountain wilderness begins to give way to farmland.  Rain was beginning to fall in places.

@Hargreaves Lookout, Blackheath

Monday, 25 January 2016


We are lucky to have a Gleebooks shop here in the mountains.  Another place where I am sure to find something to enjoy reading.  They have a good poetry collection that I find hard to resist.  And I love looking at the beautiful garden books -- but don't buy them because no amount of dreaming is going to transform my garden.  But what's with all of the adult colouring books filling the shelves in bookshops these days?

@Gleebooks, Blackheath

Sunday, 24 January 2016


This is a part of the mural designed by Jenny Kee on the wall of Victory Theatre.  It is quite a landmark.  We are on our way around to the bookshop.

@Victory Theatre, Blackheath