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Blue Mountains - Leura Cascades to Katumba

Today was another new walking adventure.  I went to the Blue Mountains. 

What a terrific walk. I started in Leura and walked through town.  At the end of a road (and after reviewing the GPS on my phone), I took a chance and entered what "looked" like it might be a bushwalking path. I walked along a pretty wide path, which miraculously opened up near Leura Cascades. 




From there, I started walking along the Prince Henry CliffWalk towards Echo Point.
Below is a shot taken along the walk at a lookout point. This is looking down at Bridal Veil Falls.  When I go back, I'm going to make sure I have the time to walk along from Leura Cascades in the other direction so that I can walk down to the bottom and across back towards Karumba along the bottom of the bluffs in the bush!  There are several falls like this that I'm sure are even more impressive looking up! 

You can't really tell in the photo above, but those falls are well over 200 feet tall!  (If you look closely, you …
This is one of the oddest birds here in Australia. They are quite prevalent. I chuckle every time I see them, because I think, "They come with their own straw". Australia tends to consider them pesky. Probably like we consider the goose. You can read a bit about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_white_ibis And here's a really stunning picture of them. You can see they are indeed a cross between a turkey vulture...and a straw! http://davewalshphoto.photoshelter.com/ima…/I0000GEDJrh75UAw