The day before we left our camp at Blackheath we got around to going on a walk along the Prince Henry Cliff Walk to the Three Sisters. I had been wanting to go back since visiting the Echo Point lookout to see the Three Sisters when we first arrived in the Blue Mountains.
On our first visit I was blown away by the beauty of the sisters.
I read the children two variations of Aboriginal dreaming stories about the formation of the great rocks, that I’d found online, we had a picnic lunch,
And Elki, Zubin, and I walked down onto one of the Three Sisters.
Anusha was too scared at this point to go on the walk to the sister, it is very steep and she found the view across the valley very confronting.
When we returned we began our walk from Silver Mist Reserve lookout. It was a cloudy, misty, cool day with the promise of rain. It was actually a really lovely temperature for walking and the weather offered some spectacular views of the mountains and valleys.
Anusha loves to find magical places on our walks, this was a favourite.
Just before we started out the mist came rolling down the mountains, blanketing the valley in white.
We set off,
greeted by some beautiful wildflowers along the way.
We stopped at the different lookouts along the walk, the mist swirling, rising, and falling, all because Elki, (thankfully! ;)) had cast a concealing spell to ward off an evil magic!
Anusha kept Scott on his toes (and me entertained from behind),
and we spotted more radiant,
and special blooms.
We arrived at the lookout where you walk down and over Honeymoon bridge to the closest sister.
This time Anusha braved the steep steps down, and conquered her fear.
She even had a slip on one of the steps but kept on going, making it all the way. We were very proud.
It was an eery and beautiful view .
We continued along the last section of the walk to Echo Point, Anusha racing to find the animal sculptures dotted along the track.
She loved the Lyrebird.
Again the Three Sisters took my breath away.
And the valley is amazing.
After taking it all in we started on the return walk.
This we did much faster but I still had time to snap some more beauties.
Upon return to the lookout at Silver Mist reserve we were able to see the beautiful Leura Falls,
and the magnificent cliff sides.
It was a gorgeous part of the Prince Henry Cliff walk, and a special morning. I hope to return one day and walk more of this amazing track.