Mount Solitary in Autumn, Katoomba Blue Mountains

I nearly piked on this hike... because I thought I'd stay warm and read a book or paint at home instead, but on the trek to Mt Solitary, I soon felt that elation I always do and remembered why I do this at all. Why, also, it would have been crazy for me to have [...]

Exploring Kanangra-Boyd and Blue Mountains National Parks on Good Friday

I spent all of Good Friday in nature (and the car!), with my first trip to Kanangra-Boyd National Park (Kanangra Walls and Kalang Falls via Jenolan Caves) to see my man off on a hike. After dropping him off I drove back to the Blue Mountains to explore Hargraves Lookout, Perry's Lookdown and the Wind-Eroded Cave [...]

Hiking Photography: Mount Solitary, Katoomba New South Wales

On Sunday, we headed out to the beautiful Mount Solitary in Katoomba (Blue Mountains) for a hike. It's stunning normally, but how beautiful is it at sunrise!? Reminder to self: get up early, get out the camera and get outside. “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, [...]