The Queen's birthday holiday is celebrated in NSW on the second Sunday of June. WM had the previous Friday as an RDO so we decided to spend the weekend away from home. After a relaxing weekend away, there is nothing worse than being caught in the traffic snarls as people come back to Sydney after the weekend so we chose to go to Blackheath in the Blue Mountains (about an hour from home).
We stayed at Maybourne Cottage for four nights. It was a lovely, quiet weekend which included some bushwalking, some lovely views and some quiet times (for reading, knitting and watching TV). WM enjoyed the spa and playing with the slow combustion fire.
Blackheath is within the Blue Mountains National Park. Below are some of the dozens of photos WM took over the four days.
Grose Valley from Pulpit Rock:
The "easy" path with a "few" steps to Pulpit Rock (yeah, right!):
Pulpit Rock (in the middle ground) from Govett's Leap:
reflections in the Megalong Valley:
destination - Walls Cave:
Greaves Creek canyon and stepping stones:
a lyrebird: native to Australia
Australia's national flower: wattle (species = acacia):