Sunday - the day of rest
Sunday started off as a lovely, lazy day. My plan was to spend it in the garden but by 9 am I knew that it was going to be hot. so I planned to sew. ms*louisa and her gorgeous husband arrived for breakfast and wanted to 'do something' - movies? no - let's go to the Scenic Railway at Katoomba, a 10 minute drive for us. I loved this place as a child, oh the thrill of going down the side of the mountain in a ricketty old carriage, that, at any minute you believed, could plunge to the depths of the valley below.
In recent years, the scenic Railway has had a facelift, beauty work done - to keep up with the thousands of tourists that visit Katoomba each year. But it has lost its glamour, its appeal. All shiny and new - sad.
so we bought our tickets - and I have no idea how families can afford to do this kind of stuff every weekend. Fancy having to pay to see one of our natural wonders. we got on the new scenicsender. Like an elevator that glides down the mountain. a glass elevator where you can see - forever. I forgot to mention that I hate heights. as soon as the ride started - I felt clammy and nauseous. The man driving the lift - tried to calm me down by telling me to look down. big mistake. and all I could see were trees, right down below - millions of feet down below. so I closed my eyes. and we arrived at the bottom - me bravely saying ' oh that wasn't too bad' knowing full well that every body thought I was some kind of demented person. Yes, I have my demons and heights are one of them.
there is a lovely board walk and we all decided to take the 50 mins walk, didn't seem too hard...walking down to the bottom of the Jamison valley. Forgetting that if you go down, you have to come up. And that explains my aching calf muscles this morning. oh I am sore. Finished the walk and decded to go back on the old scenic railway - up through the rock face - oh it was scary ! But I remembered back to when I was a child - what fun!