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Blue Mountains and Frazier Beach, Australia

July 12, 2009

Day 79

We left Sydney today in our Wicked campervan.  Since all of Wicked’s vans have outlandish (and sometimes offensive) things painted on them, we were wondering what would be pained on our van. In the end, it was nothing to  special, but at least it wasn’t obscene:

We drove most of the day to get to the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. There were definitely a few tense moments as I got used to driving on the left side of the road.  One thing that it took awhile to get used to was that all of the controls are on the opposite hand as well, so during that first day, you can imagine my surprise when I would try to use my turn indicator, only to have the windshield wipers start moving in response.

Along the way to our campsite, we stopped at one lookout point, which had a view of a rock formation called the Three Sisters:

We drove on to a campsite and made a quick dinner before going to bed.

Day 80

From our campsite this morning, we drove to Evans lookout point, which was also the start of the Grand Canyon walking track. The walk was about 3.5 hours, and althrough it doesn’t look like the Grand Canyon in the U.S., it was still a pretty walk:

After doing the Grand Canyone walk, it started raining a little, so we decided to go ahead and drive out of the Blue Mountains towards the Coast. Along the way, we made our first, of what would turn out to be many, stops at the tourist information centers. These are really good in Australia, and we left with some excellent free maps, suggestions on what to do and how to get there. We continued on to Frazier Beach, using Wiseman’s Ferry as we went. We arrived at Frazier Beach after dark and parked in the camping area next to the beach. Some pictures from the drive:

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Dad permalink
    August 2, 2009 2:58 pm

    I really like that picture on the water.
    the one that says “pictures don’t do it justice.
    Like to have a copy of that one,

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