Photographer's Note

After the Sydney meeting with Lisa, Ian, Colin, Dawn, Gus and Graham we had still one day so we went to Blue Mountains. as usual, I checked already at home where I would like to go. First, we took the train to Katoomba. It is nice small town with quite many turists wanting to see the famous Three Sister rocks. The best view of them is from Echo Point. I asked in a shop how we could go to Echo Point. - There is a bus there - was the answer. - And on foot? - It is far. - How far? -Two kilometers. (haha, don't Australians use their legs??) So we went on foot. At Echo Point again I asked in Visitors Centre what are the walks. - You can go along the cliffs. - And what about going down the Valley? -But it is far! Thousand steep steps!
We are old but ambitious so of course we took this Giant Stairway.
There were awesome views but maybe not for the faint hearted or anyone who doesn't like heights. The staircase is very steep but is a wonderful experience and we enjoyed it.
But it was not the end of a great fun. From the bottom of the valley one have three options to go up: the thrill of a 52 degree incline riding the steepest passenger railway in the world, the Scenic Railway, Scenic Cableway and Scenic Skyway. It was fun!!
Glide between cliff tops and gaze at the rainforest canopy through the glass floor of the Scenic Skyway!
Suspended 270 metres above ancient ravines, the Skyway provides a unique thrill as breathtaking views are revealed beneath your feet through the electro-glass cabin floor. For the less adventurous, seating and solid flooring is also available!
With 360° views, the 720 metre journey provides the best views of Katoomba Falls, the Three Sisters, and Jamison Valley stretching to the horizon.

The glass floor was really amazing and thrilling!!
After all this we had still some walk to the railway station. It was wonderful day.

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