Friday, July 6, 2012

How Many Sisters?

Why Three Sisters.

It's school holidays and the G.C. had a two night sleep over. Yesterday we drove 1 1/2hrs to Katoomba.

The destination was The Three Sisters a stone formation of 3 lumps of sandstone in the Blue Mountains.

The Scenic Railway is the steepest railway in the world.


The original carriage that took coal miners  to the mine in the 1860's



Modern carriages are more like the standard roller coaster with one side and the roof covered in heavy gauge chicken wire. You begin by descending slowly then suddenly the angel of descent is like I always imagine waterfalls in cartoons. Through Rain forest into a rock chimney (no daylight) to emerge above the floor of the Jamison Valley.
Way scary way fun.



The Turpentine Tree  the viewing platform is about half way up the trunk of the tree.

We also crossed the valley in the Skyway a glass bottomed gondola. The best part was returning to the top via the Scenic Railway after descending a second time in a cable car. Jump in and the cars are pulled up in a backward reverse trip into the rock again!!

A grad time was had by all. 


Enjoy the weekend. Stitch ,knit or whatever floats your boat.  Terry
  

4 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

Sounds like a great day!! I always scream on that little train, it's so steep!! Aren't we lucky to have such a beautiful place only a drive away. I bet your Cadel is happy seeing Cadel riding well so far in the Tour.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Looks like serious fun Terry...You enjoy the weekend too!

Notjustnat said...

Have fun with the GC Terry. I'm in ACT with my GC too...

kaiteM said...

A fun day for kids, young and old.