On our holiday in Sydney last Christmas we went for a family drive to Leura and Katoomba in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. We stopped for short while at Echo Point and the Three Sisters lookout.
I had a debate with my son after our visit. We discussed whether this – or somewhere else in Australia – was the most photographed natural feature in Australia. Uluru would have to be right up there in the top few, but I contended that for sheer numbers, the Three Sisters at Katoomba would have to be close to the top. There must have been close to a thousand people in the half hour we were there, and the stream was relentless. Most people would have taken dozens of shots while there.
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When we were in Sydney at Christmas time for a holiday we took a day trip up into the Blue Mountains. Our son came with us but our daughter-in-law had to work. This meant that just the four of us went driving for the first time in many years. It was good. We were heading for Katoomba but spent an hour or so exploring the shops in the small town of Leura nearby.
While we were there it was time for lunch. We searched the main street for a suitable place, or rather a place with a spare table for four. Not easy during the height of the Christmas-New Year tourist season. We eventually found a table in a wonderfully named cafe called the Loaves and Dishes. We had a wonderful meal which was spoiled by me feeling the absolute pits due to a diabetic low blood sugar level while waiting for our meal to arrive. Despite them being quite quick, I’d let my levels drop too quickly. It had been far too long since my last food intake. After an hour I was back to normal again, thankfully.
An amusing little incident occurred as we walked up the main street. The traffic here probably only crawls along at the best of times. Suddenly one car came to an abrupt halt, the female driver got out and went to the car behind hers and she then proceeded to hurl verbal abuse at the female driver in that car. It was a case of road rage and something that is starting to be far too common here in Australia. The impatience of some people concerns me.
I actually felt like going over to the person and applauding, but thought better of it. I would certainly have received an earful – or worse. Eventually they moved off very slowly up the street, followed by the long line of cars, the drivers of which had been waiting patiently.